Commonplace: Boyle.

October 27th, 2006

“It will always come clear to you. It’s very magical where it comes from. How you create the work, and how it presents itself to you, it is almost mystical — you have to tap your own unconscious. It’s exactly what the reader does when you’re on the other end of this when you pick up a book and you can’t be absorbed in it because something is bothering you or there is a distraction. You may not be able to read it. Two weeks later you pick it up and you read it straight through. The phone rings and you don’t hear it. It is a way of making the reader’s unconscious open up, but you have to do the same thing to create it.”

—T. C. Boyle

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