Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 • 1 Comment on It’s Like Black, It Goes With Everything
Yesterday, it was sex and politics; today, it’s sex and death. How do you write about the somber subject of death and make it erotic without being creepy? I’ll let you know when I figure it out. It’s definitely an exercise in imagination, though.
I’m also working on an essay, even though I don’t have a particular market in mind. (Believe it or not, the sex and death story is in response to a submissions call.) I haven’t written much creative nonfiction, but I’m intrigued by the stark honesty of the genre. Writing from personal experience is even harder than creating my own characters and scenes. It’s a little scary, actually. Even scarier than writing about sex and death.