Any book that is easy to read must be equally easy to write.
A totally false assumption which has led to certain books – including children’s books; comedy and most genre fiction – being dismissed as being less important in literary terms than other kinds of fiction. Remember: what looks effortless rarely is. And those who make a task look hard are rarely doing it expertly.
~ Joanne Harris
Itong premise na ito yata ang madalas na pinagmumulan ng mga tinatawag na ‘inspirasyon’ ng mga nag-aasam maging isang nobelista. Malamang dahil madaling basahin ang nagustuhan nilang kwento, agad nilang naiisip na mabilis at madali din makagawa niyon.
Maling mali. At maraming aspeto sa pagiging isang manunulat at nobelista na sa pangkaraniwang mga mata at pangkaraniwang mambabasa ay masasabing napakalaking maling akala.
Here’s the link for more of Joanne Harris’ blog entry which pretty much addresses many of the ‘issues’ encountered between reader and writer. I found this shared on Twitter via @HuffPostBooks and @AdviceToWriters.
Quoted passage above is number 9. Also take note especially of numbers 8 and 10.