On writing and being in love

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“[One] answer I have at times given to the ‘why write?’ question is to say, ‘Being involved in writing a piece of fiction is a lot like being in love.’ The similarity lies in the tendency of people truly in love to see everything not only through their own eyes, but also through the eyes of the person they love. As in, ‘What would he think of that?’ or ‘How would she feel about that?'”

—Zilpha Keatley Snyder (here, found via the New York Times)