The Will to Write

When I wrote in high school, it was dreadful stuff. It wasn’t long poems about suicide or death that I wrote–imagine an Anne Hathaway character as a teen writing verse–but it was bad. My best two–I will spare you my worst–were “The Brother’s Bond,” “Dodd Meets Dodd,” and “Sir Kyle of Kenton.” All of theseContinue reading “The Will to Write”

A Writer is a Reader

A few years back I read Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus. Adrian Leverk├╝hn–a composer–begins his interest in music by studying music theory rather than music itself. This is not wholly his fault–the province he lives in is one where musical instruments are not easily come across. Yet it does have the deleterious effect of making hisContinue reading “A Writer is a Reader”