Autobiography can be dangerous territory for creative writers. Of course, many writers use their own life stories to some extent; reality provides all kinds of useful insights and evocative bits and bobs of memory. But to work as a script or novel, truth needs to be rejiggered, and it helps to come at it sideways, to employ the dreaming, half-conscious parts of the self and remain open to meanings that aren't necessarily obvious and can't be reached through reason alone. That's the way to bring the silvery great whales close enough to the surface so that their shape and... More >>>
Michael McNeill (left) and Jake Walker in Home by Dark.