3 Quotes – Bob Shacochis


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Bob Shacochis, American novelist, short story writer, literary journalist

born:
September 9, 1951 in Pennsylvania, USA

known for (among others):
Easy in the Islands, The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

Awards:
National Book Awards – 1985
Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction – 2014

 

A whole bunch of agents and editors looked at my stories, and they all said, in effect, ‘You’re a pretty good writer and you should probably get these published; when you grow up and write a novel, get in touch.’
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Writing is a process of discovering. I could never outline a narrative; that just sounds boring. There’s no joy of discovery in what you’re doing if that’s your strategy.
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You decide which characters you want and then do the best you can to bring their humanity to the forefront in the context that you place them in – the crises in which you’ve placed them.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Bob Shacochis?  🙂


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25 thoughts on “3 Quotes – Bob Shacochis

  1. This one spoke to me the loudest.”You decide which characters you want and then do the best you can to bring their humanity to the forefront in the context that you place them in – the crises in which you’ve placed them.”

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