Category: On Writing
Some thoughts on writing a novel of substantial length.
The Joys of Syntax
Victoria Redel celebrates “the music inside a sentence.”
On Ethical Immediacy
Gabriel Josipovici discusses the wordless sensation that prompts the act of writing.
Dissatisfaction is the Source
Julienne van Loon discusses the need to write, and its relationship to a dissatisfaction with what is already written.
Rigorous and Iterative
Thinking through my novel-in-progress, I relate my writing process to the one recently described by George Saunders in The Guardian.
The Heft of a Novel
An agreement with Marilynne Robinson on the feeling that prompts the writing of a novel.
Rachel Cusk on creating a narratorial perspective that has “no prior knowledge.”
Listening to the Murmur
An attempt to describe the sensation that precipitates the writing of a novel.
Notes on having embarked on the journey of writing a new novel.
Remarks by Susan Sontag and David Winters on “style as stance” in contemporary writing.