January 9th, 2003

unbearded

Why do I write?

Posted simultaneously to poeticsforum and dougs

I have been writing some prose fiction recently and none of my characters are doing what I want them to do. It's been intensely frustrating and last night I got cross and asked myself "Why do I bother". I closed the file and scowled at the laptop.

And then the lines below wrote themselves. A bit of minor polishing this morning and they're ready to roll.

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