• Writing is a deep-sea dive. You need hours just to get into it: down, down, down. If you're called back to the surface every couple of minutes by an email, you can't ever get back down. I have a great friend who became a Twitterer and he says he hasn't written anything for a year.

    "Dave Eggers: From 'staggering genius' to America's conscience" by Rachel Cooke, March 6, 2010.