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Two very different interviews and approaches – both enormously comforting to read –

David Vann at Helen Heath (Thanks to Emma Martin for drawing my attention to this.)


Jennifer Egan at Speakeasy

Highlights for me are pretty much everything Vann says, and this from Egan :

I haven’t had trouble with writer’s block. I think it’s because my process involves writing very badly. My first drafts are filled with lurching, clichéd writing, outright flailing around. Writing that doesn’t have a good voice or any voice. But then there will be good moments. It seems writer’s block is often a dislike of writing badly and waiting for writing better to happen.