My Idea of a Writer

My idea of a writer: someone interested in “everything.” I’d always had interests of many kinds, so it was natural for me to conceive of the vocation of a writer in this way. And reasonable to suppose that such fervency would find more scope in a great metropolis than in any variant of provincial life, including the excellent universities I had attended. The only surprise was that there weren’t more people like me.

—Susan Sontag

2 responses to “My Idea of a Writer

  1. reading Stephen King’s “On Writing” was a huge relief more than anything else–because he writes the same way I do. Obviously vastly different genres, but deep-rooted beliefs on how writing is done are the same.

  2. Agreed. King’s On Writing is great.

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