I first saw this quote by Mark Haddon when author D.G Kaye shared Mary Jaksch’s blog containing 50 authors’ tips on becoming a good writer: http://writetodone.com/become-a-good-writer/
“I don’t remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away.”
Mark Haddon is an English novelist, best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003). He won the Whitbread Award, Guardian Prize, and a Commonwealth Writers Prize for his work.
I had to laugh at this quote, as I’ve not yet ‘come out’ to my family and friends. I’ve been writing for 4 years now, and still none of my relatives and extended family have even an inkling of what I do all day. According to them I’m retired and look…
View original post 212 more words