What Writers Actually Do When They Write

“What does an artist do, mostly? She tweaks that which she’s already done. There are those moments when we sit before a blank page, but mostly we’re adjusting that which is already there. The writer revises, the painter touches up, the director edits, the musician overdubs.”

If you’ve ever written or created anything, this is a must-read.

Author George Saunders (whose new novel Lincoln in the Bardo is supposed to be amazing) offers one of the best explanations I’ve ever read of what writers actually do when they write.

His honest, perceptive take on the writing process will not only ring true with your own experiences, but also inspire you to sit back down at the keyboard and get back to creating.