If people aren't creating literature, there would be nothing for people to criticize.
There is a kind of belief among my students that things that are true are interesting. But most things that are true are not interesting. Four pages describing how I got up and brushed my teeth in the morning would kill you.
I like to think that I am telling a story rather than writing it.
Today there is a division between those who write about literature and those who create it. I, obviously, don't think that should be there.