Clancy, 66, likens writing novels to learning golf

Author Tom Clancy died at 66 in Baltimore.
Author Tom Clancy died at 66 in Baltimore. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"You learn to write the same way you learn to play golf. You do it, and keep doing it until you get it right. A lot of people think something mystical happens to you, that maybe the muse kisses you on the ear. But writing isn’t divinely inspired – it’s hard work.”

And so, it could be said, is golf.

– Tom Clancy, American novelist, who died Oct. 1 in a Baltimore hospital at age 66