aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Listen to Tom Perrotta

I heart Tom Perrotta. (Full disclosure: he is unfortunately unaware of this.) Who couldn’t love the guy who wrote Election or Little Children? And he’s making a movie with the folks who did Little Miss Sunshine – now there’s a match made in heaven.

In the August issue of The Writer magazine he says, “I took a job as an advertising copywriter, which was very good for me, because I was going days feeling uninspired with my fiction, and I wasn’t getting any work done. But then I’d go into the ad agency and I’d work because I had to, and it taught me not to let myself off the hook. Once I started to treat my own writing as a job and not as a romantic undertaking, I actually got the work done.”

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