“Too many writers do not sit long enough with their books and so miss the opportunity to capture the echoes, anchor the emotional impact, make their book what they see in their mind and feel in their soul, but rarely capture on the page. Then again how easy for me to say sit with your book a little while longer; I sat with The Conjure Man for 23 years, and for a variety of reasons, not just because I was sitting with the book (more about that in a later post). But even when I was not sitting with The Conjure Man, I was sitting with it. “
Peter Damian Bellis http://threecentsoflimeandiron.com/
“ Sitting” has dominated my thoughts since I first read my friend Peter’s post.
“Sitting” is the perfect description of what I do as a designer and what I have yet been capable of conveying to my non artistic friends, family etc.
I “sat” with my roses for a few years encouraged by my friend Shea not to give up and to keep on keeping on. Hence the name KatieSheaDesigns since without Shea’s encouragement I would not have kept designing.
Several weeks ago we had a Tweet-up In New York http://winsloweliot.com/2010/05/tweet-up-in-new-york/
and I experienced some very interesting and stimulating conversation with all of my friends attending.
My conversation With Peter Damian Bellis that Saturday evening several weeks ago clarified and validated all I have felt for the past few years. He explained to me the sitting process he mentioned in his post last week. I totally identified with his description of a writer is always writing even when he is not typing or physically writing as well as the importance of “sitting” with a piece until you feel it has been nurtured to your satisfaction and even then…..
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Interview with Peter Damian Bellis
By Christopher Stokum & Elizabeth Milo
Peter Damian Bellis refuses to be pigeonholed. He is a unique blend of scholar and writer, combining an English professor’s encyclopedic knowledge of literature with an artist’s organic view on creating art. Not surprisingly, Bellis’s style reflects his dichotomous up-bringing where he benefited from both the academic influences of his father, and the story-telling traditions of his grandmother……….
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Reviewed June 13, 2010 By Joanne Chase
The Conjure Man by Peter Damian Bellis is a well written literary novel. Most definitely. It has been compared to Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, and I feel it is a good comparison.
The story is set in South Carolina on an isolated island……….
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I have begun reading “The Conjure Man” and can understand why I quote “One early reviewer said this book might be the best book to come out since Huck Finn“!
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