Du Vay Knox

Author on Reedsy Prompts since Jun, 2020

Author bio

I have written 1 Book: SOUL COLLECTOR. A savage writer of aphoristic-afrosurrealistic-poetic-bluesistic-erotic-folkloric-occultic-gritty-streetlit-blackpulpistic-speculative fiction-type of joints. Some of my favorite Writers: Clarence Cooper-Aimee Cesaire-Donald Goines-Iceberg Slim-Clarice Lispector-Gayl Jones-Jamaica Kincaid-Arthur Rimbaud-Gertrude Stein-Robert Desnos-Lautremont-Nikki Giovanni-Ntozake Shange-Hilda Hilst-Octavia Butler-Chester Himes-Zora Neale Hurston-Norman Jordan-Langston Hughes-Sonia Sanchez-Amiri Baraka-James Baldwin-August Wilson-Arthur Rimbaud-Samuel Beckett-Jack Kerouac-William Burroughs-Charles Bukowski-Thomas Bernhard-Bohumil Hrabal-Knut Hamsun-Friedrich Nietzche-Francis Bacon-Roberto Bolano-Haruki Murakami-Walter Mosley-Giannina Braschi-Yuri Herrera. "Let the writer take up surgery or bricklaying if he is interested in technique. There is no mechanical way to get the writing done, no shortcut. The young writer would be a fool to follow a theory. Teach yourself by your own mistakes; people learn only by error. The good artist believes that nobody is good enough to give him advice. He has supreme vanity. No matter how much he admires the old writer, he wants to beat him." --William Faulkner-- Advice? I don't have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you're writing, you're a writer. Write like you're a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there's no chance for a pardon. Write like you're clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you've got just one last thing to say, like you're a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God's sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we're not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don't. Who knows, maybe you're one of the lucky ones who doesn't have to. --Alan Watts--