In this episode, John and Randall play a revealing game of “He said, she said,” in which they dissect quotes about writing from the masters, and, in so doing, reveal their own writing philosophies. Quotes from Hemingway, Doctorow, Flannery O’Connor, Philip Roth, and several other writers lead John and Randall to various interpretations and make for a lively and entertaining discussion.
During the show, Randall mentioned a quote from 19th century Irish playwright and poet Richard Brinsley Sheridan who said, “Easy writing’s vile hard reading.” The full quote is “You write with ease, to show your breeding, but easy writing’s vile hard reading.” Randall gave an in correct attribution, so we thought we would mention it for any Sheridan fans.
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