George Saunders on “What Writers Really Do When They Write”

I agree with just about everything he says here.  Good news for me, right?

This rings especially true:

An artist works outside the realm of strict logic. Simply knowing one’s intention and then executing it does not make good art. Artists know this. According to Donald Barthelme: “The writer is that person who, embarking upon her task, does not know what to do.”

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