Clancy, 66, likens writing novels to learning golf
"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