Notes in September 2018

This month, in reading about writing, I’m enjoying some Paris Review interviews. Later in August, I posted my thoughts about Sharon Blackie’s The Enchanted Life (2018).

In writing about writing, I continue making notes about my experience juggling the voices of seven characters, as I sink into approach the final stages of revising a book-length manuscript. Which aren’t so final, as I am still discovering layers of characterization to solidify those voices.

In reading about reading, I have just picked up a copy of Jorge Carrión’s Against Amazon: Seven Arguments, One Manifesto (translated by Peter Bush).

And, in writing about reading, I am working on a piece about how reading habits we establish when we’re young can burrow in and inform our reading habits as adults. One day, Madeleine L’Engle and, the next, Dawn Powell.

September 6, 2018


  “Summer has been consuming my energy
in the most ruthless way.
   I miss the fun, which was so tremendously lively
all October, November and December.” 
— Virginia Woolf

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