"You don’t have any sort of outlandish, shocking, extraordinary, horrifying experience without writing it down, because I know and knew that you forget things. No matter how outrageous and amazing and extraordinary and seemingly unforgettable an experience is, it’s kind of like a dream. It will erode inevitably, for me."
Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me #15: Melissa Febos - The Rumpus.net (via therumpus)
So I got to chat with Melissa Febos, over at The Rumpus…
"Success in the arts can be measured only by your ability to say yes to this question: “Did I do the work I needed to do, and did I do it like a motherfucker?"
On the Creative Nonfiction site today, a really great conversation between Elissa Bassist and Dear Sugar, aka Cheryl Strayed - a follow-up to their correspondence on The Rumpus that yielded coffee mugs and more bearing the Sugar quote “Write Like a Motherfucker”.