Editing a novel is exactly like chipping away at a big stone slab of generality, removing that which is not your novel and hoping to keep what is your novel perfectly in tact.
We want everything to work out exactly the way we want it. In a world of billions of people, billions of different life paths, trillions of different DNA strands that produce trillions of different personalities, we think we can safely determine the outcome of our personal lives. That’s CRA-zy
It seemed like artists, until very recently, understood their responsibility to humanity more than to their wallets. They knew that they were the observers, the recorders. Artists are the ones who point out the problem, so that the activists, policy makers, leaders, and everyday citizens can call everyone to action.