Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 94, E. L. Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow

“One of the things I had to learn as a writer was to trust the act of writing. To put myself in the position of writing to find out what I was writing. I did that with World’s Fair, as with all of them. The inventions of the book come as discoveries. At a certain point, of course, you figure out what your premises are and what you’re doing. But certainly, with the beginnings of the work, you really don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Source: Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 94, E. L. Doctorow

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