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I have just stumbled on this website and I have no idea what I’m looking at. What is this? Who are you?
I am a person by the name of Glory Szabo (pronounced Saw-bow) who started a blog to collect her own poetry and prose to one place instead of having it saved in multiple MS Word Documents. You are looking at my online creative writing notebook where I doodle notes for my debut novel and also random poetry. While the pieces are copyrighted, if you like my writing, please feel free to borrow them and repost them with proper attribution.
When did you start writing?
I have been keeping a diary since I was 11, but I started writing for the purpose of sharing with others in 2009. You can read more about it in this article.
When did you start this blog and why did you start blogging?
I started this blog October 31, 2009. At the time, I was doing spoken word performances and my friends convinced me to start a blog to make my writing available online.
Who are some of your favorite novelists and poets?
Milan Kundera, Kurt Vonnegut, J. D. Salinger, Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dave Eggers, Chuck Palahniuk, Miranda July, Dezso Kosztolanyi, Attila Jozsef, Arpad Toth, Billy Collins, E. E. Cummings, Pablo Neruda, Allan Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker…
What inspires you to write?
I guess for me writing is the way I process and make sense of the things that happen to me or other people that I know of… In real life I mostly distance myself of the actual happenings, which I have developed as a coping mechanism, and when I get to write about them is when I take a note of them, really, and form my views on them. So writing for me is a deliberate act of contemplation of the brain-clutter of important things that I ignore, and a fundamental part of the way I function. If I couldn’t write, I couldn’t function either.
When do you think you’ll finish your novel?
Hopefully by March 2012.
How much of this is real and how much is fiction written for the novel?
I think that shouldn’t matter. Whether the story is real or fictional does not change the meaning of the message or the message itself. I believe that as a writer this is the only shred of dignity you have to hold onto -to keep the answer to that question for yourself. Sometimes what I write is an analogy for something else but other times I just write out the something else instead of the analogy.
Do you really drink as much as it seems from your writing? Because if you do then I am really concerned for your health.
Please refer to the previous question.
Do you have a twitter or a facebook?
Yes! Please get in touch! I would love to hear from you!