the dead tell no tales

It may be bad luck to speak of the dead, but let’s dare fate–these writers do. In The Independent ten writers talk about the novels that have never seen publication and surely never will. I almost can’t stand to read the article since it brings to mind my novels lying still in their graves, I mean, folders. Of course, the article is about the dead novels of published authors. Let’s mourn the novels of all the unpublished authors, the ones whose creators aren’t interviewed anywhere, but who are remembered all the same.

5 thoughts on “the dead tell no tales

  1. This is such a wonderful posting. I actually have two halves of books lying in a grave, not halves of the same book, unfortunately. 🙂

    Shelli gave me the link to your blog. I’ll put it in my blogroll so I won’t lose you! 🙂

  2. Well, okay, I celebrate that these novels came into the world (my world anyway), and I grieve that they may never leave my house. I’m not a big fan of the child analogy (since I have given birth and find writing a book easy in comparison), but there is something to it. You bring something into the world, you’d like to see it make it way further out.

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