This morning, in browsing the internet, I came across Stacey May Fowles’ latest book.
I loved Fowles’ novel Infidelity and so I was naturally curious and eager to read about her new book, which, in turn, led me to Stacey May’s answer to
What is the least useful writing advice you ever received?
You see, CBC Books runs a series titled Magic 8:
We ask our favourite Canadian authors for the questions they always wish they were asked. We put those questions into a hat, randomly pull out 8, and send them to other Canadian authors.
So it was writer Patrick deWitt who asked Fowles the question. This was her answer:
“Write every day.” There’s no better way to hate or become frustrated with a thing than to force yourself to do it when you just can’t or really don’t want to. I do think sometimes you have to work through writing difficulties but it’s also so important and necessary to take breaks when your gut tells you to. Sometimes simply not writing is actually good for your writing.
Fowles’ latest book? It’s about baseball.