interview of Christopher Sloce by Isabella Call | photography by John Dijulio
This year, I’ve turned into a weirdly superstitious writer.
I don’t work in my bedroom. I don’t keep my work in the same room as me. I try to have a desk to write on and I always listen to music when I’m working. I also try to have five different balls in the air at the same time.
Why am I interested in writing? Why that as a mode of creative expression? I mean, the crass answer is: It’s what I’m good at. I figured it out pretty early. I knew I wanted to write. Everything I do now is going to help me write. So, whatever job I get, I want it to be actively informing what I write, and improving my writing. It’s very hard to explain— me trying to make sense of what I do, and the world. And honestly, it’s slightly hedonistic. I enjoy it. I like to do it. I like to make up characters. I like when things click. That’s why I write.