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Toni Morrison Dispenses Sound Writing Advice

This is the experience of reading her interview with Elissa Schappell in coque iphone 6s plus bleu the Paris Review. Some of her observations are below:Write when you know you’re at your best. For her, this happened to be the coque iphone 5s faux cuir early morning, pre dawn hours, before coque coque samsung s5 iphone 6s cuir luxe her children woke up, since she worked full time and feels she is « not very bright or very witty or very inventive after the sun goes down. » Morrison describes her morning ritual this way:I always get and make a cup of coffee while it is still verre trempé et coque coque samsung a7 iphone 6 dark it must be dark and then I drink the coffee and watch the light come. Everything. »A good editor is « like a priest or a psychiatrist. » Morrison worked as an editor for Random House for 20 years coque iphone 7 red bull before she published her first coque samsung a10 novel.Don’t write with an audience in mind, write for the characters. Despite the ever present and clichd demand to « write what comme des garçons coque iphone 7 you know, » Morrison studiously tries to avoid taking character traits from people she knows. As she puts coque iphone 7 silicone solide it: « making a little life for oneself by scavenging other people’s lives is a big question, and it does have moral and ethical implications. » And as for coque samsung j3 keeping control of her characters, Morrison says « They have nothing on their minds but themselves and aren’t interested in anything but themselves. So you can’t let them write your book for you. »Plot coque iphone 8 ora ito is like melody; it doesn’t need to be complicated. Morrison sums up her approach to plot in Jazz and The Bluest Eye by saying « I put the whole plot on the first page. » Rather than constructing intricate plots with hidden twists, she prefers to think of the plot in musical terms as a coque iphone 6 plus avec clapet « melody, » where the satisfaction lies in recognizing it and then hearing the « echoes and shades and turns and pivots » around it.Style, like jazz,involves endless practice and restraint. Speaking of Jazz, Morrison tells she has always thought of herself like a jazz musician, « someone who practices and practices and practices in order coque iphone xs to able to invent and to make his art look effortless and graceful. » coque iphone 6s transparente avec ecriture A large part of her « jazz » style, she says, is « an exercise in restraint, in holding back. »Be yourself, but be aware of tradition. Of the diversity coque iphone 7 maillot de foot of African American jazz musicians and singers, Morrison says « I would spigen coque iphone 7 like to write like that. I would like to write novels that were unmistakably mine, but nevertheless fit first into African American traditions and second of all, this whole thing called literature. »Most readers coque iphone 6 connasse of Morrison’s work would argue that’s exactly what she’s done her whole career. Read the entire interview here and be sure to visit the complete archive of Paris coque iphone 5s je peux pas j’ai handball Review coque iphone 5se silicone souple interviews online.Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture Pleaseconsider makinga donation to our site. It’s hard sdtek coque iphone 6s to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere.Also consider following Open Culture on FacebookandTwitterandsharing intelligent media with your friends. Or sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox…