“A messy and mysterious process”October 15, 2011
Those were the words used by Paul Theroux to describe the writing of fiction in, er – was it ‘My Secret History’? Wherever it comes from, it’s a phrase that’s both true and reassuring.
More cheering advice from Geoff Dyer on the Guardian’s ‘how to write fiction‘ thread yesterday:
“…you don’t have to know what kind of book you are writing until you have written a good deal of it, maybe not until you’ve finished it – maybe not even then.”