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Freedom.

“Sometimes I did exactly what I wanted to do all day—I lay on the sofa and read a book, or I typed up an old diary—and then the most terrifying sort of despair would descend on me: the very freedom … Continue reading

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Not worth reading.

“Every book has sentences in it the writer hates, that the writer cannot get rid of, that the writer cannot live without. Any writer who cuts out every sentence that he hates is a writer not worth reading.” — Daniel … Continue reading

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It’s like writing.

As many have pointed out, editing is a lot like writing. I’d go even further and say that it’s also a lot like rewriting, which I guess should be self-evident but is easy to lose sight of when you’re not … Continue reading

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“They got to the bar of the hotel by taking an elevator in the center of the mall.”

That’s the opening sentence from “Nightcap,” an excerpt from my long-lost unpublished novella Tiny Apocalypse, which appears in the brand new issue no. 5 of Graze magazine. It’s really something to see this story live again. Kristopher Schmelzer specially took some … Continue reading

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I told him to stay the fuck away from my cookie tray.

[Some freewriting from earlier this week]. I told him to stay the fuck away from my cookie tray. In fact I’ve told him once if I’ve told him a thousand times. But that bastard at the end of the hallway, … Continue reading

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A paper edit, circa 1997.

This page in an old spiral notebook represents the last time I had worked on Pause of the Clock: I still haven’t been able to unearth a copy of the “final” script; this is the closest thing I have to … Continue reading

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Anyway, what’s it about?

Here’s what there is. There’s the movie I originally thought up. There’s the screenplay I wrote. There’s the movie we actually shot, and the scenes we ended up with. There’s the movie I could have finished in 1997, but never … Continue reading

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