Cormier as an Emotional Writer
Rough typescript on Lucien Cormier's death
This partial page freewrite, composed late a night, describes the emotional state Cormier seeks when he sits down at his typewriter. It provides an example of his feelings after his father’s death. Cormier frequently writes and speaks about the role of emotion in his writing, but this draft provides a more intimate explanation of his process.
Kevin Henderson's 2012 dissertation on emotion in creative writing pedagogies