Improvising

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Some time ago an experienced writer told me that he imagined that writing fiction is like improvising jazz. Then he asked me, as a (hobby) jazz musician and budding fiction writer, did I find that to be the case? I said that, as also a legit (classical) composition major in university, I felt that writing […]

Composition; musical and fictional

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I was a classical composition major in university who came from a self-taught jazz background. Sometimes I think about the differences between writing fiction and writing music. Music has a life of its own. These days if you compose something you probably have a synthesizer and MIDI and you record what you’re working on into […]