December 23, 2008
Right now I am reading Zadie Smith. I see some similarities in my writing to hers so she is a great teacher. I also like Kathy Acker in small doses - her writing is exciting and raw, and I like Sam Shepard. I refer back to his dialogue as an example of tension and transformation within character conversation.
Giving myself the permission to write bad. I'm also a terrible self-motivator.
I realize the importance of writer groups.