on writing

February 3, 2015

Carl Van Vechten photo“You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting. Yes, before in a thought, but not in careful thinking. It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.”
Gertrude Stein
(February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946)
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photo by Carl Van Vechten

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