As a writer and educator, I'm interested in the parts of our creative processes that aren't necessarily recognized as integral or valuable --the cleaning, cooking, organizing, exercising, screwing around on the internet... All the stuff we do around creation. I created this video, which splices together a double-blind interview between myself and my mother, to show how two totally different people (a scholar and a chef) talk about their creative processes. My contention is that studying the processes of people who do things OTHER than what we do can lend some insight into how we might think about or go about our own processes differently, more purposely, or more strategically.

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Allison D. Carr is in the PhD program at the University of Cincinnati, where she studies Rhetoric & Composition and roots for the Reds, the handsomest team in Major League Baseball. She thinks raisins in granola is totally gross, you guys, and you should really stop including them. Allison tweets about writing and food @hors_doeuvre.



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