Gabriel García Márquez on Writing

“The writing became so fluid that I sometimes felt as if I were writing for the sheer pleasure of telling a story, which may be the human condition that most resembles levitation.”


About SSH

Philadelphia native and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell, Shaw Homer has lived in Costa Rica for over 30 years, where she has taught languages and worked for environmental NGOs. In addition to writing for the local press, her fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry have appeared in both print and on-line literary and travel journals, as well as on her blog, Her travel memoir, Letters from the Pacific, received excellent Kirkus and Publishers Weekly reviews. Her most recent book is Evelio’s Garden: Memoir of a Naturalist in Costa Rica. She and all her books can be found at

4 thoughts on “Gabriel García Márquez on Writing

  1. Susannanell says:

    This was lovely, Sandy. Some of the best and most honest of all I have read of yours. I’m going to follow this blog more often, now. Don’t want to miss a one of these.

  2. What a beautiful quote, Sandy. I believe the same could be said of the feeling of reading fluid writing. I think I’ll pin this above my writing desk. Thank you, and see you in April for Mystica Writing Retreat.

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  4. Ra Huti Heh says:

    Get levitating my friend…

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