Monday, June 14, 2010

Writing Wisdom: Alice McDermott

I’m off in beautiful Spartanburg, SC, teaching in the Converse College Low-Residency MFA Program, so I’m posting some of my favorite quotations about writing. I’ll be back to blogging around June 15sh.

I think I read this in an interview in the AWP magazine years ago. I find it oddly comforting.

“I write the first half of a novel without knowing what I’m doing. I write the second half knowing exactly what I’m doing and that I’m totally wrong in doing it.”
~~Alice McDermott


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