Writing as a Form of Play

Can writing be play? According to writer, Sue Miller, it can. Ms. Miller was talking about her most recent novel, The Lake Shore Limited, at a reading at Newtonville Books yesterday. Miller says that there is fun in inventing the people and story, and using writing as “speculation on life.” When asked about her writing process, the author described making long lists about the character in advance, knowing for example what the character believes in. She also says that she makes a lot of notes about the book before writing it, knowing where she wants to take the story.

Writing is not only play, it is a great adventure whether you’re writing fiction, non-fiction or even blog posts.