The Unstrung Harp

This is one of the funniest things ever written (and – brilliantly – illustrated by the author) about trying to write a novel. Nobody has, as yet, to my knowledge, composed a similarly brilliant take on trying to write the damnable second memoirish thing. I’ve had a copy for some time, but Maud let me know it was online.


  1. Matthew,

    Le Trottoir Imbecile awaits!

    “…disappointing sailes, inadequate publicity, worse than inadequate royalties, idiotic or criminal reviews, others’ declining talent, and the unspeakable horror of the literary life.”

    I love it!

    JOB (aka Frowst)

  2. thanks for the heads up, I am going to steal this link and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it

  3. Matthew Lickona says

    I stole it from Maud, and she stole it from Mark Sarvas at The Elegant Variation.

Speak Your Mind