Friday, October 26, 2012

Steven Brust's Priceless Moment


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This anecdote requires minimal setup. Steven Brust is an author known for his cool stuff writing philosophy. His editor at Tor is the legendary Teresa Nielsen Hayden. They had the following exchange at this year's Viable Paradise writers' workshop:

SB: Teresa, have you ever noticed that knitting is a lot like literary criticism?
TNH (staring): Yes, but how does a non-knitter know that?
SB: I just assumed.
This exchange says everything you need to know about Steve and about Teresa (and why I love SF/F authors and editors).
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