Nick Tosches: How I Start Writing a Book

Nick Tosches on Writing

Esquire January 2013

In an interview in the January issue of Esquire magazine, novelist and biographer Nick Tosches was asked how he starts writing a book. Here is his answer:

I sit there. I come up with an opening line. And then I go little by little.

I’ll wonder, Well, what’s coming? And that goes right through to the very end.

For over a dozen years, I’ve had a recurring dream where I’m reading a book and the pages are blank, but as I read, the words come to exist
as fast as my eyes can move.
Strange, strange thing.

Dino by Nick ToschesNick Tosches, author of King of the JewsNick Tosches, author of Me and the Devil

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