View Full Version : Mickey Spillane Dies

j giar
07-17-2006, 07:59 PM
Just got this on my yahoo page. One after another. We're going to have some large shoes to fill at this rate.

Kel Nuttall
07-17-2006, 08:31 PM

Mickey said something once in an interview that was very important to me and my writing. The interviewer was gushing over him and talking about his greatness and Mickey interupts him and says something like "Listen, I ain't trying to create great literature...I just want to write stuff people want to read and have fun. Like bubblegum for your brain."

To me that was saying it doesn't have to be technically perfect and grand and overblown, it just has to be good and fun and give people a good time. Ever since that, I've felt a lot less stress about writing.