Lit Lessons #3 – Intentional Fallacy

This in today from George Saunders, in the Guardian.  What writers really do when they write.  Check it out.  I think my favorite like is this thought early on in the article:  We often discuss art this way: the artist had something he “wanted to express”, and then he just, you know … expressed it. We buy into some version of the intentional fallacy: the notion that art is about having a clear-cut intention and then confidently executing same.

As a writer, hard on the task of creation, I appreciate Saunders and his candid insights.  Enjoy!

And many thanks to Sara, from Studio III, for the share.

~ Jennifer

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