Megan Boyle: Can You Trust Your Memories?
In Conversation with Brad Listi on Otherppl
Megan Boyle is this week’s special Sunday guest. Her new book, LIVEBLOG, is now available from Tyrant Books.
From the episode:
Brad Listi: Has there been the detectable difference from a compositional standpoint between writing while under the influence and writing while sober?
Megan Boyle: Weirdly, it wasn’t the drugs. I mean, the drugs helped with this. But like, I can really start to get attached to what I was saying. I think that’s just the normal thing that happens to writers as they write. Maybe you just start to really like this, to have a great interplay between the ideas you’re having and the language you putting out. It’s not heightened because I’m not controlling it with substances. I don’t think I’m as funny as I was. But I was really dark. There were lots of nihilism.
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Megan Boyle (b. 1985) lives in Baltimore. She has been published by Thought Catalog, 3: AM, Pop Serial, and other venues.