Monday, May 21, 2012

Overheard at a Writer’s Conference

Definition of a writer: “A shrinking violet wrapped around an egomaniac.”

“How long does it take you to finish a novel?”
“As Paul Valery said, ‘A novel is never finished, it is simply abandoned.'”

“How did she ever get published?”

“My books are always hidden behind somebody else’s!”

Successful author: “I hate giving talks and being on panels.”
Unpublished writer: “Oh, come on, you know you love it.”

“Are you coming to the next conference?”
“Over my dead body!”

Robin Hathaway


  1. Agree totally! And then there's the other side of the coin - a true egomaniac inside a shrinking violet! We've seen a couple of those too! tjs