Excerpt from The Virtual Blog Tour

From the post “Tagged and Tagging on the Virtual Blog Tour”

defined by Vince Gotera below (borrowed from BJR’s post):

The “virtual blog tour” is an excellent, friendly way for writers, artists, and other creative folks to bring attention to their own work as well as that of others. It begins with an invitation from another artist or writer. Then in your blog you acknowledge the person who invited you, answer four given questions about your work and your process, and then invite three other people to participate. These people then do the same thing, referring their blog readers to the blogs of three more people, and so on. It’s a wonderful sort of “pyramid scheme” that’s beneficial for everyone: the artists and writers as well as the readers of their blogs. We can follow links from blog to blog and then we can all learn about different kinds of creative process and also find new writers and artists we may not have known about before.

3. Why do you write/create what you do?

Its the best and only way I know how to live.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

I try to read, watch, and eavesdrop as widely and attentively as possible and am inspired by labour and geography.

 

Read entire post here.

Diane Glancy, “Migration and Stasis” from the collection of essays “In-Between Places” (University of Arizona Press, 2005)

The art of the story is the generative force of storytelling, a need that is everywhere, like air. An old word for breath is the voice as it tells the story.

The story is a process of an irresolvable need to tell, irresolvable other than in the telling and telling of stories.

Stories are old gatherers collecting twigs for cave fires. They ignite from one another. They burn in many ways (88).