HOW I WRITE
Here's the thing-
People are forever asking you what you do or want to do or think you might want to do. There is simply
no way to avoid this question no matter how old or
young you are.
It's tricky to get away with an answer that goes like this, " I like to snoop through stuff that doesn't belong to me, and get in touch with busy important people who don't know I exist and then weasel myself into places where I'm not allowed.
Now tell me about yourself-
Here's an easier and simpler solution.
I write non-fiction.
And then I throw in a little fiction just to mix it up.
I really like learning about history from "stuff" and it turns out
there is an actual term for doing this kind of thing called
Someone once described it as understand the "thingness of things."
Sometimes it's just easier to say you write books.
Me- Age 4- Dressing the Part...
Wonder how it got there and where it used to be.
Learn about fleas, an
unsolved mystery that is still going on today.
It was a lot darker in real life.
Here's the result.
Snooping / check
Bothering people / Check
Go places not allowed/ Check
This is Marjory Fielding
the Supervisor of the National Ballet of Canada Wardrobe Shop who let me tag along, bother her and go to places where I'm not allowed.
The best part about
spending time following
people around in a place where you've never been is that you see what the people who work there do everyday to create
some of the most
you've ever seen.
It's not enough
to just look at
items and ask
questions. There's also a lot of research you need
to do which is
another way of being
allowed to read.
The truth is besides
all the people who
help you do your own work there are a lot of other people
involved in publishing a book.
There were a lot of wonderful fun parts about this project
but also some obstacles and that is
when you it's helpful
to have good snacks, great people to help you and a