Rosemary Sutlciff did not find writing painless | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

Rosemary Sutcliff once responded to a journalist’s suggestion that she made writing sound painless, even enjoyable, by shaking her head:

”No, it’s not really painless or enjoyable. Writing is perhaps just one degree less frightful than not writing!”

Source: The Independent (London), April 18, 1992, article by Giselle Green Used with author’s permission

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