Sunday, February 8, 2009

My thoughts on Writing at the moment.

I don't think it's fair that Vladimir Nabakov wrote better in his third language than I shall ever write in my first.

Is there a way to stay away from cliches and contrivances without losing satisfaction?

I feel too young to have anything important or interesting to say. Simultaneously I think that it is counter-productive to start writing with the purpose of "saying something" I don't like art with a specific message.

I enjoy prose more than poetry, and poetry class is doing nothing to alter this.

It's difficult for me to talk about deep feelings like love, or grief, or loss, or beauty without making a joke because these things scare me, because they are all that matters. Likewise it is difficult for me to write about these things.

1 comment:

Amy Wadsworth said...

Write about laughing at love, death, and everything that is truly important. Laughter is a reaction to awkwardness and fear as much as it is a reaction to humor and happiness. Put that in a poem! Your realization is halfway there!