This Week: Jim Knipp!
Mostly the world around me. People at the bus stop, a headline that catches my eye, and that eternally provocative question “what if?"
Probably Miles Coverdale from the Blithedale Romance. Something about his sense of removal, of observing the world, but not quite being part of it.
Oh jeez, that’s a tough one. I’d probably have to go with “No Fun Joe’ which was the story I published in Long Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey. The whole thing pretty much came to me whole cloth in the pre-dawn hours of a bachelor party, and by the time I was ready to put it to paper, it was pretty much written in my head already. I’m actually a pretty lazy person, so any story that writes itself is my favorite story!
That remains to be seen….since I haven’t finished writing a novel yet.
Making excuses for why I can’t write today….or planning the next Philadelphia Writers’ Conference!
I'd ask Gandalf what really happens to those boats going to the "Undying Lands," I've always suspected that whole journey to the West thing was some sort of ruse....a lie to lure them off of Middle Earth where they'd get eaten by dragons or blown up by the Dread Pirate Roberts or something. Which probably tells you waaay too much about my general outlook on life!
Still sometimes wish I had stuck to the plan and gotten into teaching, especially at the college level.
My family, ice cream, comfortable clothes, rock and roll of any type, a quiet place to retreat to.