Monthly Archives: January 2014

notes

was gonna write about these things but too running around: listening to JCO story “Mastiff” and liked Erdrich’s explication; interested in the deliberate methodical storytelling; a particular stylistic method of creating tension via obsessive discursive observation. about the DeYoung’s Hockney … Continue reading

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weeping

the grateful kind.  got reading from my teacher and so I know that what I was trying to write has something to so with what is on the page, that it is not some anomalous project  (you have done such … Continue reading

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better

what made things better was another reader telling me things about the book that are so important to me are there in the pages legibly evident in her reading.  I dreamed intense dreams [a retreat/workshop space with lots of parties– … Continue reading

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radical honesty

I wanted to write a book that comes out of the books that have actually blown my mind, and those are what are thought of as “singular books”– books you don’t model on– all conventional wisdom says so– and yet … Continue reading

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not so nice

well that last post was not so nice.  it’s b/c I haven’t worked on my book in a month b/c it’s been out with readers and I had hoped to hear back and have not.  goddamn xmas.  people and their … Continue reading

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inspiration

why I hate it– not when I am experiencing it– that’s so nice– I hate it when other people say they have it but especially when they say they want it I hate it like people hate first world problems– … Continue reading

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