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Alone With You

Stories

by Marisa Silver

Alone With You
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2010, 164 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2011, 176 pages

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BJ Nathan Hegedus

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BJ chats with Marisa Silver about Alone With You

Are you an eeker or a gusher? Do you have to go back and enlarge what you have first written or do you delete and tighten things up?

Marisa SilverI love that distinction – eeker vs. gusher! I am definitely an eeker. I work slowly and I attempt to work steadily. I try to write a certain number of pages every single day. But I rarely sit down and have any idea of what I'm going to do next. I feel like I'm always in a dark tunnel pawing my way forward, tripping, bashing my head…it ain't pretty!

BJ HegedusDo you have your stories figured out before you put pen to paper or do you let them work themselves out as you go along?

I never  have stories worked out. I usually begin with a shred of a notion, some particular situation that interests me or a relationship that feels potent. My starting points are never concrete. It feels more as if I'm circling something, getting closer and closer each time I circle until I've focused the idea to a point where it feels ...

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