What I need to write is the voice but I never find an entire voice at once. Because I have to start somewhere, I’ll settle: for a sound, a single sentence, an utterance in the dark, anything that has a little bit of spark or sizzle, that lights me up. This is sentence as light-bringer: there was a blank and now there is a single mote floating in the void, all potential, waiting for the bang.
Cover Page Footnote
"How I Write" was originally published at Booth.
"How I Write,"
Booth: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/booth/vol5/iss8/1