August 26, 2011
"Half my life is an act of revision" --John Irving
Annie Dillard's "The Writing Life"
I'm working on a novel at the moment, but I've enjoyed writing short stories and essays in the past.
I've read a lot of memoirs recently--Mary Karr, Joan Didion, Kay Redfield Jamison--but mostly because people keep giving them to me. I'll read anything by Irving or King and basically anything with a powerful first page.
Silly, or not, I believe that all the world's problems could be solved if people simply knew how to express themselves better. For me, this is where writing and teaching overlap.
I used to write for a living and it nearly made me give up the craft. Now I write only for myself. My parallel passion is teaching, which I've done at AZ State University and will start again soon in a high school in the area.