Monday, September 22, 2008

Susan Sontag's rules for writers, from Journals 12/3/61

The writer must be four people:
1) the nut, the obsede
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 four, but you can still be a good writer with only one and two- they're the most important.

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