19.10.12

Eudora Welty on Writing

Extract from a 1972 interview by The Paris Review
Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty talks to Linda Kuehl of The Paris Review:
At the time of writing, I don’t write for my friends or myself, either; I write for it, for the pleasure of it. I believe if I stopped to wonder what So-and-so would think, or what I’d feel like if this were read by a stranger, I would be paralyzed. I care what my friends think, very deeply—and it’s only after they’ve read the finished thing that I really can rest, deep down. But in the writing, I have to just keep going straight through with only the thing in mind and what it dictates. [Read More]
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