|Faulkner's map og Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi|
(From: U. of Michigan Library via Hub Pages)
"I write. It is what I have always done, searching for what Robert Frost called 'a momentary stay against confusion.'
Let me go further: If you do not want your own version of the above, if you are indeed a reasonable and/or responsible young man or woman, then literature is not for you. If you have a compelling personal story to tell, tell it to a therapist. An MBA will do you far more good than an MFA. Pursue writing only if you are pathologically unable to pursue anything else. Otherwise, consider advertising." — Alexander Nazaryan, Salon