Author Interview: Jack Remick on the Process of Writing from History, Part I

Roxana Arama interviewed me on April 30, 2013.  The full interview is in two parts. Part Two will appear sometime in the future. Roxana just had a baby, Zamfira, and is doing well, both mother and child. Below is the url to Part One. An excerpt follows:


It’s really not worthwhile to write if you don’t write a myth.” – Jack Remick

Jack Remick

Photo by Jerry Jaz

Jack Remick is a poet, short story writer, novelist and teacher. More than twenty years ago, he and Robert J. Ray started a writing practice group that still meets every Tuesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. atLouisa’s Café in Seattle. I’ve been going to Louisa’s for three years now and wrote the first draft of my novel there with lots of help from Jack, Bob, and many other talented writers.

Jack and I talked on April 25th, 2013 about two of his four published novels, Blood andGabriela and the Widow. We talked about his writing process and about the history that informed his work. My conversation with Jack is a sample of the kind of coaching that goes on at Louisa’s, an open and welcoming place for writers in and around Seattle.

One thought on “Author Interview: Jack Remick on the Process of Writing from History, Part I

  1. I have never heard the term ‘spine’ before, in relation to the writing process. I really like how you broke it down so we could understand it better. Something that I’ll be chewing on for a while.

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