Junot Diaz Discusses “The Writing Process”

Junot Diaz Discusses “The Writing Process”

If you follow this blog you already know I am a big fan of Junot Diaz. I have blogged about him before [here]

In the post below he briefly discusses his writing process, the thing I like about it however is that it was not the cookie cutter response you get when you ask a writer about their process. This response was insightful to me for a number of reasons, the main one being the bit about not needing to be great but to just be doing something that feels new.

He talks about getting lost in what you are writing and then drops this gem “If you are not lost you are in a place that someone has already found”

Check out the video below where he talks about his process and other things. Also do your self a favour and pick up a copy of any one of his books (this is how you lose her is my favourite)