Monthly Archives: February 2013

spooky writer

something about being very deep in writing, I feel deadish or jangly when I’m in public.  enhanced right now I think by writing about personas and unreadable assertions of what you think might be authentic but you’re just playing authentic, … Continue reading

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okay

today I think it’s going to be ok.  I have been feeling in a panic, like if I don’t get the book written fast it won’t happen.  but I almost feel like enough of it is on the page that … Continue reading

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ps bolano

also I have been thinking that the difference between scholarly attention to a text and artistic attention to a text is that for an artist the memory of the experience of the thing outweighs the thing in all the other … Continue reading

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sound file articulate

thinking about my new architect friend Liam’s terms that I think nicely derail commonplace discussions about content vs style in fiction writing:  he speaks rather of making choices re what to abstract and what to articulate. Below, a sound file … Continue reading

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beginning

today, going on 220 pgs, I might have started the first chapter for the first time.

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cut

I think I have to cut a part of the novel that I worked on at Yaddo a couple of years ago.  I was there for a month, which seemed like a long time while I was there, but getting … Continue reading

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getting back in

after three weeks– one week doing final apocalypse edits, two weeks prioritizing family, and now calling to novel across the desert plains.  how to get back in:  when I write stories I get back in by rereading what I have … Continue reading

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new rule

don’t quirk the grammar with the abstract words, only quirk grammar with concrete words, but don’t quirk the grammar OF the concrete words.  it doesn’t count in rules.

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