Typically, though, my process is pretty germinative. I thumb ideas into the dirt and maybe I come back to them later with a different head. The initial idea itself could be anything—a line, a real-life event, a formal notion, a voice, a tableau. It’s usually a pretty small nugget. The final story in the book, “Assembly,” came about because at one point I thought that might make a nice title for the whole collection—Assembly, right?—and then I figured I’d better write a story with that title. And so I did. That’s the entire origin of that piece.
June HOBART is live. Features, among other things, this pretty great interview with Ted Sanders. (via Ted Sanders interviewed by Andrew Ervin)