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Friday, April 30, 2010

Have Children, Will Write

John Irving was a writer before he ever had children. But he admits that having a child at an early age changed his world view – as is the case for most parents. For Irving, this shift in perspective had an affect on his writing as well.

“Becoming a father at a young age — 22 — made the world a different place for me; a place I was afraid of. I didn’t want what happened to me as a child to happen to my children.”

So let that be a lesson to all writers: want a paradigm shift that will shake up your writing? Have a kid!

Learn about Irving’s latest novel, Last Night in Twisted River, at his website.



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