John Irving on the Writer’s Craft

“When I felt like being a director, I wrote a novel.” That’s my inspiring quote of the day.

If I may wear the beret of the insufferable artiste for just a moment: I like considering myself the director of a movie, a morphic, psychic entity that changes frame by frame in accordance to the reader, creating an objective framework for a subjective narrative. I may hold the camera, but the reader records  his own film.

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About lacolem1

I'm a first-year Physics graduate student who spends his long drives from Mississippi to Texas thinking of new ideas and writing/enacting stories and publishable content in his head. I've been a comic book geek since I was 12, an internet philosopher since 18, and a wannabe media inventor since five minutes in the future. I love the beauty of short form fiction a la Maupassant, the ticklish excitement of flowery prose a la Bradbury, and the strict directness of blunt imagery a la Hemingway. Alas, this is countered by my love for bad black-and-white sci-fi from the 50s, bad Benetar-esque pop music from the 80s, and Bridezillas and the Real Housewives of Atlanta. I'd like to think I have a natural talent for words and storytelling, but I guess it's up to you guys to decide
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