“So what’s horror got to do with rejection letters? Simple: Stephen King.”
“February = love = poetry (and also maybe flowers or chocolates, but what you do on your own time is your business)”
“Number of times I’ve cursed said cat and dog for puking on the floor: about 10 for the cat, at least once for the dog”
“I’d like writers to move beyond the regional and the factual. Move beyond Calabria. The wonderful thing about the Sicilian writer, Giuseppe Lampedusa, is that he took his very specific, particular experience about life in a Sicily on the cusp of huge change in The Leopard and he made it universal.”
Change is inevitable. It brings about a sense of loss for what is being left behind, but it also forces us to go forward and create new paths, forge new friendships, and generate new ideas
” how to write about something so massive, so pervasive, so threatening?”
But do we really play? Just have fun with the sport, the musical instrument, the piece of writing we’re working on? Do we improvise for the sake of improvising?
It’s easy to begin the new year with a blog about new prospects, resolutions, new hopes and aspirations, especially as we all look forward to this new decade. But I want to begin this year’s blog, this new decade with the idea of winter. Real winter — the kind that brings double-digit, sub-zero temperatures. TheContinue reading “Winter, writer”
“It’s really important to work together. It goes back to community. it’s important for womxn to support one another”
I think that human tenacity inspires me. Our bounce back-ability, you know? That we can recover from so many things. And I think something else that inspires me is that we really have everything in us that we already need. Who we are is already inside of us, is already there, and it’s just a question of unearthing it. So, when I write stories, novels, I think they are about people unearthing themselves.