Monday, April 02, 2007

Communication as an Undercooked Overcooked Stew

If you often struggle to write a speech or an address, be encouraged by these honest words by contemporary writer, Nick Hornby:

“Like a lot of writers, I can’t really stand my own writing, in the same way that I don’t really like my own cooking.”

“What I produce on my computer invariably turns out to be an equivalent of the undercooked, overcooked stewy thing, no matter how hard I try to follow the recipe, and you really don’t want to eat too much of that.”

Nick Hornby, The Complete Polysyllabic Spree, London” Viking, 2006, 64, 65.

Image: "the undercooked, overcooked stewy thing."