Quote of the day: WRITING

November 4, 2012

WRITING

I still find that I censor myself for whatever reason – maybe it’s too personal, too risky, something you think might get a bad review. I do a lot of talking to myself when I’m writing – usually I have a separate document open on my computer which is just my internal monologue about what the play is about, what the characters are doing, or just frustrated self-criticism. I find that helps because when I’m forcing myself to type every thought I have, no matter how insignificant or banal, then suddenly I’m not deciding what to type, I’m just recording thoughts. Again, it’s about getting out of my own way.

— playwright Samuel D. Hunter, interview by Caridad Svich in American Theatre


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