Saturday 19 July 2014

William T Vollmann talks about writing

"When I was writing the first few books, what I would do is write a bunch of sentences and then go back and expand and explode those sentences, pack as much into them as I could, so they’d kind of be like popcorn kernels popping . . . all this stuff in there to make the writing dense, and beautiful for its density."

William T Vollmann, interviewed for The Paris Review in 1993.