Writing a False Novel


I think once something is right, I know to leave it alone. It isn’t like I rewrite sentences. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t know what to say, really. That’s probably true. I guess when the words aren’t coming to me in the right way, I force it. I heard Marilynne Robinson said she didn’t write for twenty years out of fear of writing a false novel. I’m not that confident.

For The Fanzine, Shane Jones interviews Amie Barrodale, author of the collection You Are Having a Good Time, on writers she admires, editing, and more.

Olivia Wetzel is a student taking time off to live and work in San Francisco. If she could be any animal, she’d be a penguin. She’s never eaten pepperoni before, and one of her feet is a whole size bigger than the other. More from this author →