Writers will enjoy this recent article written by George Saunders for The Guardian. Here’s just a molecule from it.
Master of a universe … Illustration by Yann Kebbi for Review.
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.
The actual process, in my experience, is much more mysterious and more of a pain in the ass to discuss truthfully.
—https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/04/what-writers-really-do-when-they-write, posted by George Saunders, March 4, 2017