Sunday, February 27, 2011

Immersion Writing

Enjoyed this from Michael Chabon, quoted in this month's Poets & Writers:

"To do your very best work as an artist, whatever the discipline, takes complete immersion in the work. You need to get caught in the slipstream, to draft along behind it as it carries your forward. You get into a state where, even if you're not writing, everything you see, read, hear; every place you go; every newspaper you pick up; every conversation you chance to overhear feeds the work, because you are so saturated in it."


  1. Completely agree with this. Difficult to explain to non-writers, n'est-ce pas?

  2. Absolument, Jody. Hard to explain, hard to stay immersed.