‘When you start writing, your incredulity at the childish, incompetent, graceless thing that you’ve done is shattering. One of the advantages of having experience as a writer—and there aren’t many, in fact I can’t think of any other—is that you know you can make the horrible thing better, then you can make it better again, then you make it better again. And you may not be able to make it good, but at least it’s not going to be what you’re looking at now.’

– Deborah Eisenberg, The Art of Fiction Interview, The Paris Review

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