Writing requires a dip into the subconscious. The lockbox, at times kept tightly latched in our daily lives, is pried open, and things leak onto the page that we only half knew were there. Boundaries help to contain this fearful experience, thereby allowing it to occur. Looking around at my fellow passengers gives me an anchor to the world: my fantasies, my secret desires, aren’t going to get anyone killed. We’re all okay here; we’re all here, here.
A idea on Twitter sparks Amtrak to explore providing residencies to writers who are at their most creative while riding the rails.
And apparently lot’s of other writers are interested as well. The Fox wants to know of four legged writers are welcome.