Said nohow on.
The year of 2013 is almost over, and once again I have practiced being a creative writer or in other words a magician. It's hard work. Rewards are fleeting but very sweet.
All magic is illusion, I'm certain, because all human experience is illusion of one type or another. Perception is illusion, and so is thought. We have the illusion of worse and the illusion of better. I really like what one of my students expressed in a reflection on studying fiction in our workshop this fall. Maddie DiStasio wrote: "I guess what I would tell someone about wanting to be a fiction writer is that they will need to get their hands dirty, they will need to fall flat a couple (or more like 40,000) times, and they will need to learn to embrace the inherent possibilities that spring from failure. I'd tell them that this is precisely why writing is a liberating experience. You will learn how to fail [...]."
Thank you, Maddie, and Breeyon, Chelsy, Jade, Amanda, Julia, Laura, Christine, Bre, Abby, Jenna, Dylan, Madison,and Nick. Nohow on right into 2014.