Any author who claims emotional distance from his or her work is lying or extremely un-self aware. If an idea is going to claim your attention and energies for the months or years it takes to write a book, that idea must be resonating with something deeply personal and unresolved in your life. Did I say “months or years”? In my case, the writing process consumes days or weeks…or hours, largely because my psyche is about one millimeter deep.

Chuck Palahniuk

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Peter Stichbury