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Maria Popova
Noodle Expert Member

August 09, 2021

The writer is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do… Writing is a process of dealing with not-knowing, a forcing of what and how.

Donald Barthelme (b. April 7, 1931) on [the art of not-knowing and the essential not-knowing of art][1].

[1]: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/04/07/donald-barthelme-not-knowing