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November 19, 2017

You have to be obsessed

Susan Sontag on being a writer.

The writer must be four people:

1. The nut, the obsédé
2. The moron
3. The stylist
4. The critic

1 supplies the material; 2 lets it come out; 3 is taste; 4 is intelligence.

A great writer has all 4—but you can still be a good writer with only 1 and 2; they’re most important.
- from Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 19, 2017 09:37 AM