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Joyce Carol Oates on Writing

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“Writing is a matter of experimentation. And all writers do a lot of revision. […] you keep rewriting to find the rhythm and the voice that’s suitable for that story.”

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“Writing is like a spiritual manifestation of something deep within us we don’t really know is there.”
“Keeping a journal sharpens our senses. It’s like an exercise in writing. If you’re describing a scene, you are practicing the act of writing—which is very important—and thinking in language.”
“There is an instinct in our species to tell stories. It’s a way of explaining the universe and explaining our world.”
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