Sunday, March 05, 2017

In case you wondered …

… George Saunders: what writers really do when they write | Books | The Guardian. (hat tip, Dave Lull.)

We often discuss art this way: the artist had something he “wanted to express”, and then he just, you know … expressed it. We buy into some version of the intentional fallacy: the notion that art is about having a clear-cut intention and then confidently executing same.
The actual process, in my experience, is much more mysterious and more of a pain in the ass to discuss truthfully.

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