Later, lots of rich daily experience, and yet a stable and regular life, to sustain the discipline of the writing practice. Courage to change and yet peace of mind to allow.
Perseverance is required during the re-writes, when honing the unpolished gem is less interesting to the imagination than dreams of its inevitable success.
Then finally, after much fussing and pruning, but never enough, the book just tumbles out of the unconscious almost through sheer exhaustion of bearing the burden.
Born in 1954, Alan Clay grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. He studied clown in Sweden in 1977 and has taught and performed extensively in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For the past ten years Alan has lived in Sydney, where he runs Playspace Studio, Sydneys Physical Theatre Studio. Believers in Love is Alan's third novel. His second Dance Sisters was published in 1997 and his first Moontan was published in 1994.
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