“As a very young man I turned away from writing because I felt like I didn’t know anything worth telling the world about. […] Would recommend to young writers in a similar predicament that they go ahead and write anyway. “
— David Fahl
A member of the Writers’ League since 2023, David lives in the Houston, TX area.
Scribe: Welcome, writer! Tell us — what do you write?
David Fahl: For last few decades have been primarily a songwriter. I am also a poet and have been published recently in the online journal Equinox, and several years ago in regional publications. For a few years in the 90s I wrote art reviews for Artlies magazine and the Houston Press. I am currently working on a magical realist memoir, and a first poetry collection.
Scribe: If you could choose one author to blurb your book, who would it be, and what would you want it to say?
DF: Marcel Proust: “This guy really understands time and memory, and his sentences are pretty cool, although often too short.”
Scribe: You have one book you’re allowed to push onto all of your friends, and they’re forced to read it to remain your friend — which one would you choose?
DF: True Love by Thich Nhat Hanh. All the teachers tell us how important it is to love. He actually talks about ways to get good at loving.
Scribe: Tell us your WLT story.
DF: I have no WLT stories, as I have just joined, and have not taken any classes or been to any events yet.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
DF: I see it eating every hour of my life.
Scribe: Here at the WLT, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down? (Bonus points if the book is Texas related!)
DF: The only new book I’ve read recently was Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver, and it took my attention completely. In preparation, I read David Copperfield for the first time ever just before I read this. Too much fun.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
DF: As a very young man I turned away from writing because I felt like I didn’t know anything worth telling the world about. Now I do have some experience to share. Would recommend to young writers in a similar predicament that they go ahead and write anyway.