Take a break, get inspired, and learn a bit more about Nathan Willis. Here is our twist on an interview.
- A quote that inspires you:
“Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos… to celebrate a world that lies spread out around us like a bewildering and stupendous dream.” ― John Cheever
- Your writing process described as a song:
- You’re a writer so tell us with your words why you write. But please don’t bore us:
Writing is something I’ve wanted to do well, even before I knew what that meant. Now that I do, the only time I’m at peace is when giving in to a tangle of ideas that present themselves with the faint promise that if wrestled into a form that can be understood, may help make sense of our complicated lives. That is what I would like to do, and that is why I write.
- What is a recent story or poem you’ve had published elsewhere that we should read?
Earlier this year my story, “Mercury,” was published by Across the Margin.
Out of all the stories I’ve written, published or not, this one is and probably always will be, one of my favorites.
Nathan Willis is a writer from Ohio. His fiction has appeared in Across the Margin, 99 Pine Street, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Crack the Spine, The Nottingham Review and Ink in Thirds. He was also a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers.
See you next week with another not-so-typical interview.