Went to the studio to be one-time Labber Paula’s guest on an upcoming @shamebooth podcast. Topics covered: Pride, glitter, femininity, homemade panty liners (thanks for the inspo @zerowastechef), shame (both internal and projected), and I’ve since thought of a thousand other aspects of both pride and shame.
Getting back to writing today. Stopped here to fill up the tank.
Friend, big sister, ally and author of one of my fave novels and my absolute fave published book on writing fiction, Alice LaPlante, has sold the rights of Turn of Mind. If that’s not thrilling enough, I’ll be taking The Lab on the road to guest teach for her writing group. In Mallorca! Brag brag brag! #mallorca #writingworkshop #alicelaplante #turnofmind #michellephifer #anettebening
Lots to learn about devotion, human nature, rejecting social norms and forming new hierarchies at the Andy Warhol exhibit. Prompt: write a scene where your character rejects a societal norm while creating a new hierarchy.
What a Fantasy World, stoneware, by Wanxin Zhang
Post Warhol Pink mood. Photo by @merokali
Andy Warhol and I are reuniting at @sfmoma
The question was which story and which essay delivered a breakthrough moment for you? The topic was Style in Fiction. Susan Sontag on Style and Tommy Orange’s “The State” (a portion of There, There) won. #tommyorange #susansontag #styleinfiction
Repost. Time to donate again. Why post this on a creative writing account? Because it’s about freedom: our bodies and our speech. If they’re going to get you in the morning, they’ll get me at night. @aclu_nationwide
Mary Gaitskill had us drawing circles and lines. #marygaitskill #acceptancejourney #newyorker @newyorkermag #fiction
Today my Nana Davison would have been 103. A single mom starting in the early 1940s, she managed to raise my father and my aunt. I like to think I get my determination and unwillingness to give up from her.