Friday, March 27, 2009

Autobiography is not important. Authenticity is important. The writer must fire herself through the text, be the molten stuff that welds together disparate elements. I believe there is always exposure, vulnerability, in the writing process, which is not to say it is either confessional or memoir. Simply, it is real.
Jeanette Winterson

1 comment:

jem said...

Mmmm that's a good one. I've got quite a collection of Winterson quotes. She is so wise, even her wildest fiction has moments of blinding truth.

I especially like this because I tend to get very very hot when I think very very hard. And sometimes when I'm writing something that's really flowing, really lively on the page I get even hotter than when I'm thinking. And now I wonder if that's the 'molten stuff' she mentions.