Monday, March 28, 2016

The Whirlwind

Breaking Writer’s Block

“I was in love with a whirlwind, so when the girl threw me over, I went home and finished my novel.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), writer. Southern belle Zelda Sayre broke off their engagement in 1919 because of Fitzgerald’s poor prospects. His first novel, This Side of Paradise, was published last week in 1920; a week later he and Zelda were married.

Editorial Comment: As good a reason to write a novel as many.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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