“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”
For those who think that writing is easy– and for those who know that it is not– this is one of my favorite quotes. Although it exists in several forms, it is generally attributed to the sports writer Red Smith, who said it in response to a question about how hard it was to write a daily newspaper column.Some people might interpret this as speaking to the painful aspect of writing, while others see it as an illustration of how writing must come from a place deep within us.
How do you interpret it?