Jami Attenberg’s Rumpus Book Club Interview

Read it here. This part, below, really stood out for me. I was thinking I’ve got some stuff on the hard drive that may be just exercises. And she’s getting to the essence of what writing is, and how a writer should look at things, I think.

Jami Attenberg: …I wrote a book last year that I threw away, and I think I just wrote it so I could try stuff in it and not be scared.

Candy: Never throw away. There is always someone out there who would love to read … me, for example. I do not write at all, but will read anything and everything.

Jami Attenberg: Oh, it exists. But. Not fit for human consumption. Sometimes, things are just exercises.

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