More than a black turtleneck
Of course looking like a writer is fine, nice stylistically and all that.
But when you write like a writer - for that one page, that one sentence, that one image when you've cut through everything everyone else has done and stepped out into writing that stings - then you know you're all right.
I wrote down a dream. Considering it. Working it over with my chewed pen. Poking until it released every primordial image, every animal of violence, every color of hope.
Setting it against paper that I might set it against myself.
And no part of my life escaped writing.