Well, I am at some kind of crossroads in my life and I do not know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I am established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction.
|in life quotes by Helen Garner|
Even the people who have had success and made money writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need to pretend it's no big deal, or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction, but often it's really just about the money, the perceived prestige. - George Murray
I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not so well established then but is thoroughly well established now, which is the substitution for a real sense of a country of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called 'heritage'. - Peter Porter
Some major writers have a huge impact, like Ayn Rand, who to my mind is a lousy fiction writer because her writing has no compassion and virtually no humor. She has a philosophical and economical message that she is passing off as fiction, but it really is not fiction at all. - Theodore Sturgeon