George Saunders: What Writers Really Do When They Write

George Saunders reflects on his writing process, suggesting that the magical, romantic notion where fully formed art leaps from the author’s brain on to the page does the writer, the reader, and the work a disservice. In reality, it takes “hundreds of drafts” and “thousands of incremental adjustments” to form a story into a “hopeful thing.”

Source: The Guardian
Published: Mar 4, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,368 words)
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