Monday, November 7, 2011

Quotation of the Week

Every week, I’ll put up a quotation related to writing or creation and tell you a little bit about the person who said it.  I’ll try to vary the speakers as much as possible.

"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon." - E.L. Doctorow

Doctorow is an American author of Russian-Jewish descent with 11 novels under his belt.  He was a book editor working with authors like Ian Fleming.  He left his position as editor to start writing in 1969.  His most famous works include The Book of Daniel, Ragtime and World’s Fair.  He is a descendant of the Russian general Dmitry Dokhturov.  (Wikipedia)

(I found the quotation via @TheBookDoctors on Twitter.)


  1. Mmm, nice! I was just writing about rain last night. :)

  2. Thanks for visiting.
    Hopefully your readers will feel the need to take out an umbrella. ;)

  3. Or conjure up the magic my character uses to keep it off her head. :)

  4. Eagle: I know, right? Thanks for coming by.