PO Enquist wandering technique

Per Olov Enquist, interviewed by Andrew Brown
Guardian Review (30.07.16), p.11

He describes his wandering technique of writing as being like entering a forest. “For the first month you don’t know where the paths go, but after three months you realise that you can’t get lost. That’s the feeling: that the forest has many alternatives, but you can’t take the wrong path.”

I read this as a slightly more lyrical version of my own – ‘I can’t fuck it up’ – an acceptance of, a confidence in, process.

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