Interviews

Take_Four_Joe_H

 

 

 

 

 

“Once I decided that all of this would end-up as a longer project, I tried to achieve an elusive, if not impossible, task: to write a novel constituted of chapters that work autonomously as stories. In some cases, I think I was able to achieve these story-chapters, and with other pieces, maybe the chapters are less effective as stand-alone pieces.” Read More…

 

Take_Four - C.Dale

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This discovery of the person within and behind the story is what keeps me going back to the writing.  I need to know, and that need is what many times generates the story.  The story might start with an image or a sentence or a realization in my head, but the stories always move forward as I figure out the characters, what motivates them.” Read More…

 

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“I think if you can choose whether or not to write a difficult personal experience, then maybe you shouldn’t write it. Or not write it directly, at least. Find another narrative (or set of metaphors) in which to plant that energy. Mere transcription is never enough anyway. It always has to be about craft, distinctiveness of expression. Exactness of pitch and pacing. The sentences.” Read More…

 

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“I think there are two kinds of writers: those who repeat themselves a lot and those who repeat themselves a little less.  I’m the former rather than the latter, I believe, though I hope I’m finding new ways to say the same things.  I don’t mind it when writers obsess over their obsessions for an entire career, as long as they get somewhere with it, which I hope I am/will.” Read More…

  

Take_Four - Megan

 

 

 

 

 

“I like the word “material.”  I am an epicure of the material world, in love with the concrete, sensory plain that supports our existence on this earth and perhaps my underlying purpose, as a writer, is to steer my readers away from that Breck woman, that Aruba fantasy, those abstract and generalized visions, back to the disquiet of the sensory.” Read More…