Friday, June 03, 2011

I'm thinking that was a "probably not."

Glen David Gold, novelist, explains why he doesn't ask readers what they thought of his books:
True story: the first piece of writing I published was in a local free weekly about our local suicide prevention agency, where I was a volunteer. I skulked around cafes that week, hoping to catch someone reading my article. And then I did. A woman in her sixties was slowly going through it. I ambushed her.

Me: Are you enjoying that?

Her: I’m hoping this article can explain to me why my son killed himself.

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