Tuesday, May 20, 2008

David Gessner on "Writing Novels"

Yet no matter how much support you have, how many schedules you make or how many books you've written before, there remains the basic irrationality of the task: you are sitting by yourself trying to make something out of nothing, and you rarely know what's going to happen next. Creating your own world is an invitation to solipsism, if not narcissism, and as well as being alone when we work, we are left, for the most part, to judge ourselves if we have succeeded or failed at our tasks.

David Gessner


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