Quote: “A writer shouldn’t be engaged with other writers, or with people who make books, or even with people who read them. The further you get away from the literary traffic, the closer you are to sources.” Nelson Algren
This quote is printed in the margin of my journal of March 1980. My own words beside it are these: I suppose there’s a lot of truth in the statement. However, I think the writer’s conference inspired me onward. I’m still writing.
© Freeda Baker Nichols