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Lewis Buzbee: 'Invention Invents Itself'

by Roseanne Pereira
Nov 27, 2006

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Lewis Buzbee is the author of the novel, Fliegelman's Desire, as well as a collection of short stories and a nonfiction book. He has taught in the University of San Francisco MFA program since 2000.

How He Writes: "I have an 8-year-old daughter, and since she's been in my life, I've had to write when I can, which usually involves a couple of hours here or there, sometimes at night, sometimes when she's at school. It's catch as catch can. I've written two books in the last five years writing this way."

Writer's Block Remedy: "I write. Anything. Sentences, paragraphs, descriptions of the street, passing strangers. V.S. Pritchett said, 'Invention invents itself.' I believe that."

A Favorite Sentence "The sun broke golden on the surface of the pool, a thousand floating coins."

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