Writing is performative

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The act of writing is a performance. It is not an act of exact representation of the world or the author, but a performance of authorship whereby the author's utterance has no content beyond the act of writing itself.

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    All writing is to an extent autobiographical. In writing fiction, authors manifest aspects of themselves on the page, drawing on aspects of their own personality and experience ...
    - Self-fashioning as an act of autobiography but that can only capture a point in time?


Barthes 1986