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September 9, 2009

Writing: Paper Optional

Filed under: Authors, Fiction, MHS press — Alison Aten @ 4:45 pm

N. M. KelbyN. M. Kelby was recently posed a few questions about the writing life from SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Association). Our favorite responses:

Q: Why do you write?
A: Asking a writer why they write is like asking a dog why they breathe . . . they don’t understand the question, but they’re still hoping you’ll toss them a bone.

Q: When do you write?
A: I write when I am sleeping, lying, eating, flirting, praying and pulling weeds. Living life is writing. It’s paper optional.

N. M. is the author of A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts out this month from Borealis Books. She is also the author of The Constant Art of Being a Writer: The Life, Art & Business of Fiction. She is working on  the movie Whale Season with Dwight Yoakam!

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