“You want a flat story. An immobile story. You want a dry, yeastless factuality.” ~Life of Pi Yann Martel
”‘It’s all like an ocean!’ cried Dostoevski. I say it’s all like cellophane.” ~Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
“The moonlight would be falling there so peacefully now, and she could fancy a rough pathway of silver upon the wrinkled skin of the sea.” ~Night and Day, Virginia Woolf
”Plots are for dead people, pore-face.” ~How to Become a Writer, Lorrie Moore
“And I learned that it’s a bad idea to curse when you’re in trouble, but a good idea to sing, if you can.” ~This Boy’s Life, Tobias Wolff
You can call me Ro. It’s a nickname—not of my name, but of the name I was almost given, and that seems significant enough.