Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cleaning out backlog of articles to read...

"We often have a way that we think we’re going to correct ourselves in the work that leads us to deny the talent we’re assigned or the subjects we’re assigned or the style we’re assigned. That’s certainly been true for me and I often see it with young writers"

from an interview with Mary Karr.

Earlier in the interview, she talks about how George Saunders initially was trying to be Raymond Carver, until his friends convinced him that the weird stuff was what he should be writing.