how it comes out

on writing Alex Dinelaris
“Writing doesn’t come easy to me. I don’t know what all these other writers are talking about, “Oh, I have this routine or that.” For me, it’s a painful existence. I start with structure. Structure, structure, structure. And then it’s torture for the rest of the time. I wait to the last minute to get things done, the final day, the final hour. It’s awful. When something comes to me I start vacuuming. My wife sees me and thinks, ‘Oh, good, an idea is forming.’
I go to Puerto Rico, rent a hut – and I mean a hut, where there’s nothing. No computers, no internet, no nothing. Where I’m forced to write. It’s eat, shit and write. And that’s where it gets birthed and a first draft is born.”
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Alexander Dinelaris, writer of Birdman