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Writing the Artisan's Statement    Saturday, July 11, 2015

When I went to college, I was planning on being a full-time fiction writer.  Yeah, that didn't work out for me.  But I learned a lot of useful stuff.  In one of my final writing classes, one of the things I was required to do was to come up with an artist's statement. It was an essay in which I described my writing process and analyzed my writing itself.

Of Minks and Monkey Skulls: Creating when you don't know what you're doing    Friday, April 10, 2015

It's perverse, really, but it really is my favorite kind of project:  when someone asks me to do something I've never, ever done.  Never thought of doing.  And have no idea how to go about doing.  I love that moment when the idea comes like a flash, sort of a picture of how it all might fit together.

 

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