I Speak How Lena Writes

Apparently I speak how Lena Dunham writes. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this. Every time someone mentions Lena Dunham I ask them if they’ve seen the “Lena Dunham Apologizes” account on Twitter – because that feels like the nicest way I can talk about her in public.
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For the Critics

There is a sticky note on my desk, attached to my monitor, always present in whatever I am working on. “If they aren’t playing, then they don’t matter.” Perhaps some day I will finally get around to writing it down on some nice paper and framing it and putting it
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Not My Shot

Frankie had brought along his own camera, a digital number with a gigantic lens. Since he had graduated from art school with a degree in photography, my brother was struggling to find a career in making pictures. Social documentary, he liked to say. He snapped a few photographs of the
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Excerpts: Jamie’s Nine Fingers

Preface: I’ve got a lot of notes, drafts, and chapters of projects that never really saw the light of day. This is part of one of them. An exercise I had done recently reminded me of Jamie’s fingers.  It took me three months to remember that his name was Jamie.
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That First Interview

Maybe it’s not an accident that this ended up being called “Words & Images.” I was in one of those daydream states this week in an idle moment, probably over a beer, where I recalled a moment nearly a decade ago when I was in a job interview for the
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