Saturday Spotlight for November 3rd, 2012
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1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.
I began writing in a middle school language arts class. I went to a small school and had the same teacher for three years who was constantly and passionately investing in her students. She encouraged my best friend and I to stretch our literary muscles and write for personal enjoyment. Once I started, I couldn't stop. It became an addiction.
My writing process is fairly simple. An idea forms in my mind, usually spawned by a daydream or an event in my personal life, and a few lines will echo in my head until I write them down. It can take me anywhere from ten minutes to many weeks in order to be satisfied with something I have written. Editing is key!
Writing is an outlet. I used it in the early years of my writing as a way to deal with all of the madness that comes with adolescence. I suppose I write to understand myself and my reactions to my surroundings. It's a way to digest events and emotions, as refreshing as "sleeping on it" may be. I once wrote this about writing: [link]
2. How do you feel about dA as a literature community?
I have learned more about writing from dA than from any class I've taken over the years. I think it's a fantastic resource that gives burgeoning artists the opportunity to connect with others and learn from veteran deviants. My writing specifically has been heavily influenced by members of dA such as ~bailey--elizabeth
... The list never ends.
3. Do you ever re-write your pieces, or do you let them come as they will? How long do you have to work on a piece before you can consider it "finished?"
I am constantly re-writing my pieces. I am never satisfied with them, and it takes a marked self-control to finally leave them alone. However, that is not to say that some pieces simply flow into my mind. I don't write when uninspired, but I've always believed that inspiration is a bit like a muscle or a way of looking at the world. If you let everything inspire you, if you are constantly writing; your words should slow smoothly in your mind and evolve into something of better quality. But, despite constant maturation as a writer, I am always editing. I suppose the answer to your question is a bit of both.
4. What do you consider to be your highest literary accomplishment?
Winning prizes and contests never feels much like an achievement, oddly. I am most proud of my work when others comment on and critique it. I want to know how the reader feels when they consume my words.
5. What themes do you like to incorporate in your writing?
Mmm, my poems are mostly introspective. Emotions such as love, loss, anger, desire, etc; always feature. I have a tendency to incorporate surreal elements in my works, and I have this water motif that I always return to. I've always thought of my soul as a vast sea and related my emotions to its currents; and, as my words are mostly reflections of my state of mind, this repetition of watery images and ideas has appeared in most of my poems.
linguisticsAnd perhaps we artists don't speak the same language as the rest of you at all, actually. We do not even speak each other's languages. Visual artists, painters and photographers and the rest, speak a quick, throaty dialect given to slow slow vowels and long words that slither out in between the teeth. Musicians, of course, are given to singing every word of their language. They're a multilingual breed, that one, with a quite near-normal first language that is still a bit like humming, and then an incandescently ethereal and oftentimes demonic vocabulary in the other. Dancers do not speak at all, mute except when displaying an arresting, encha
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