• I keep threatening to keep a formal journal, but whenever I start one it instantly becomes an exercise in self-consciousness. Instead of a journal I manage to have dozens of notebooks with bits and pieces of stories, poems, and notes. Almost every thing I do has its beginning in a notebook of some sort, usually written on a bus or train.

    "An Interview With Walter Dean Myers About The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins". Interview with Richard F. Abrahamson and Linda M. Pavonetti,