Recipe for Writing : First, Get a washing machine

This column of GV Krishnan in Zine5 is noteworthy. Starting from rounded pencils, washing machine sounds to heavy metal music, the strange habbits of writers required while writing, truly amuses. I remember, Writer Sujatha mentioning in one of his columns that there are such oddities in a writer’s life and the only thing he always required was the compulsion of a deadline to write.

Art Buchwald, they say, cluttered his office with something else – bundles of fan mail, with the most interesting among them stuck on the office walls. Among the certificates that found wall space were the ones that said – ‘Are you a writer or an idiot?’, ‘You stink,’ and ‘We girls think you most contemptible; go to hell.’

The above are the lines from the column Recipe for Writing : First, Get a washing machine. I laughed thoroughly. Read More.