I was sitting at a diner in Westport, CT with Extra Criticum's estimable founder, Roland Tec. He was describing how, when he writes, he can get to feeling isolated. But if he can just see other people, even through a window, down several stories, he's fine.
I have been thinking a lot about community lately. I've been thinking that much of what ails me in my creative life stems from a lack of community. We created our own little community last weekend, Roland, David Licata, and I. We spent a writing weekend up at Roland's beautiful childhood home.