J. Robert Lennon


“Writing is not like stacking firewood. It is not like washing the dishes. It isn't like anything but itself. It is a mode of self-expression that requires the exposure, to one's own conscious mind, of one's own most deeply protected beliefs, desires, and fears. And ass-chair-contact hours engaged in this mess do not necessarily result in anything good. This varies from one writer to the next, and, for any given writer, from one hour to the next. You can spend six months on twenty shitty pages and six hours on twenty brilliant ones. None of it makes any sense.”

—J. Robert Lennon, The Ass-in-the-Chair Canard (Literambivalence blog)