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Music and Writing – Seven

March 15, 2013 by


Philosophy of Writing – 17 – Mind Slice

October 30, 2012 by


Here is what I was listening to: Here is what I wrote (excerpt from work-in-progress Ugly Ink): I sit, flipping a coin, thumbnail to thumbnail, in the moonlight. As it arcs through the air it leaves a slime-trail of winking dew, points straight to where it will land and so I can catch it—again, over […]

Music and Writing – Six

April 1, 2012 by


Peaches: your characters are high on dangerous substances like sex & adrenaline. Peaches: every scene you write is angry.

Music and Writing – Five

July 22, 2011 by


This is one of those times I just cannot believe I didn’t post this sooner. Instructions: to Thoroughly Happy, press play.

Music and Writing – Four

July 11, 2011 by


A Prose Poem by a Synesthetic, Inspired by Zoe Keating’s “Tetrishead” Music spills from her in rivulets, winding about itself and through the room — suddenly a night sky, a scatter of light from stars — red wine thick like oil paint. It smells of windy hills out here in the middle of dark and […]

Music and Writing – Three

March 29, 2011 by


This has expanded into a feature of the blog, I think. I listen to Lähtö when I want to write the cold and lonely places of the world.

Music and Writing – Two

March 10, 2011 by


Stress! It is very stressful! Some things have been going on. One of which is that we’ve decided to submit Maybe to Kirkus Reviews, so we’ll have to have the manuscript in perfect shape about oh, three months earlier than expected in time to allow for a Kirkus quote in the printed copies. Herewith, I […]

Music and Writing

March 8, 2011 by


Sometimes I write a chapter and I know exactly where it came from. Late in the book, my main character (a 20-something coke addict named Maybelle) gives in to her addiction under the pressure of anxiety and consumes more drugs than she can handle. I have tried, throughout the book, to fashion a parallel between […]