Story & Plot: Americanah


Plot and story are different things, albeit sometimes difficult to pull apart. In fact, in a well-plotted novel it should be damn-near impossible to separate them, because good plotting intricately intertwines its underlying stories into an almost invisibly woven fabric.

Where do you make your art work?

me listening intently at an evening studio crit.

Making art work can be a fragile enough thing that needing to get something out or pack something away can be enough to destroy it. For some people, walking or being somewhere else is key to unlocking creative thinking, and so too can a degree of displacement and foreignness be exhilarating and inspiring, but for most people ‘a room of one’s own’ is still a basic requirement.