Deborah Guzzi, author of The Hurricane, writes full time. The Hurricane is available at email@example.com and through Prolific Press. Her poetry appears in Journals & Literary Reviews in the UK, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Greece, Spain, France, India & dozens of others in the United States.
Why do you write?
I write because I have to write. My thoughts swirl. I despise clutter; writing helps me clear the ditrus, vent. Profit doesn't enter into the writting process though getting paid for work done is always a blessing.
What other creative activities are you involved in?
Who is your favorite author and why?
Robert Heinlein is my favorite author. His concept of empathic understanding grokking is a cornerstone of my life. I use this skill to heal.
Tell us about the mechanics of how you write.
I write the first draft in stream of consciousness & then let the content determine whether I continue in free verse or use a another form. I write on the computer. I edit last. I only use a pen on shopping reciepts when I create verse while driving & writing on the steering wheel.
Finally, what do you think about Carp, the fish, not our website?
As a fish, carps tug at my heart since I hate to see such beauty stunted to entertain. Their world is very small and they stay small as long as their pond remains small. In many ways they are like humans who never travel far from home and so think everyone in the world lives the same sort of life that they do. No matter how beautiful these humans or carps are on the outside on the inside they remain dwarfed.