Tuesday, December 4, 2012

More Writing Advice: Susan Sontag

Sontag’s Steam

“I write in spurts. I write when I have to because the pressure builds up and I feel enough confidence that something has matured in my head and I can write it down. But once something is really under way, I don’t want to do anything else. I don’t go out, much of the time I forget to eat, I sleep very little. It’s a very undisciplined way of working and makes me not very prolific. But I’m too interested in many other things.”

—Susan Sontag (1933-2004), writer, filmmaker, activist and public intellectual,” interviewed in The Paris Review, 1995 
• Editorial Comment: A writer, Sontag said, is “someone who pays attention to the world.Hear that, students?

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs about writer Ray Bradbury’s writing habits, on writing Fahrenheit 451 on a rental typewriter, 10¢ and 30 minutes at a time? Click here.

News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café 
AggieTVNews (11/29/12)—Aggies win the WAC; 11-year-old killed in tragic home accident, anchored by Kelsey Keller and Kara Leichty 
Wellsville planning commission approves home business permit, by Curtis Lundstrom 
Hyde Park man sentenced on marijuana charge, by Curtis Lundstrom  
Legally Blond: USU professor smooches student in stage drama, by Heidi Smith  
Mendon must raise $1.2 million for water well; sets public hearing, by Brandon Fonda  
Country swing dance emporium coming to Smithfield? Stay tuned, by Katie Swain 

PeezPIX by Ted Pease

PeezPix featured throughout December at Caffé Ibis. Opening Dec. 7.

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