Should You Have To Justify Being A Writer? | Writer’s Relief

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In a recent issue of The Paris Review, Writer’s Relief found an article by Joe Fassler that ponders whether carving out time to write fiction is justified in this increasingly digitized world:

“In general, the authors I talk to seem to agree: Writing is not something people do because they looked at the world dispassionately and decided literature is what we needed more of. It’s an urge, above all else, something as primal as hunger or lust, more covenant than choice.”

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