A fresh and provocative picture of what it means to create literature, this collection of Steven Heighton's notes to himself as he writes peeks into the mind of an acclaimed author. The short pieces reveal Heighton's pointed, cutting take on his own work and materialize the musings and meditations that come to him as he scribbles. Offering new perspectives and insights into the creative process, this wholly original book shows what lies outside the pages of the bestsellers written by this Canadian author.
Steven Heighton is the author of Afterlands, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, Every Lost Country, Patient Frame, and The Shadow Boxer, which was a Publishers Weekly Book of the year in 2002. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.