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Quotation of the Week: Joyce Carol Oates

“Novels begin not on the page, but in meditation and day-dreaming, in thinking not writing.”

–Joyce Carol Oates

Source: @TatianadeRosnay

(I find this particular quotation reassuring at the moment. How about you?)

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  1. Very timely. I’ve been fretting over the fact that I still have only notes to show for the novel I’m supposedly “writing.” It’s only been a few months since the idea came to me, and everybody has different timelines for different projects, but this reassures me that all this day-dreaming & imaging I’m doing–off the page–still is productive work. Thanks for posting! JCO was one of my earliest favorite literary writers.

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