What does it mean to me to be a writer? That I have found a method of thinking that reliably moves me forward. That I have developed a system of logic that resembles reason while containing my emotions which are by nature unreasonable. That I know I can express myself clearly if and when I need to. Above all, that I have a private space where I can wander and play and dream, where I can be scathing and cruel and represensible, where I can love and expose myself completely, without any interference from anyone other than my private projections. Writing is how I live even when I am not writing.
I write because I am a human being, and to make art is to be fully human as distinct from other animals. Art is human. So am I.
— Agnes Lee, the protagonist of Alice Elliot Dark’s Fellowship Point