Cormac McCarthy's parallel career revealed – as a scientific copy editor! | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
"I'm here because I like science, and this is a fun place to spend time," McCarthy said. "I'm not here because I'm a novelist. I just managed to sneak in. I haven't read a novel in years." The author does, however, believe there are links between great science and great writing. "Both involve curiosity, taking risks, thinking in an adventurous manner, and being willing to say something 9/10ths of people will say is wrong," he said.