On writing and creativity: I try to capture inspiration when I feel it because I believe that moment of resonance only happens when I’m in alignment with, or in the vicinity of, an intangible perfection. I try to burn the vibration of that moment into my mind. If that sudden burst comes from a piece of music, I find that music, keep it, use it. If the inspiration comes from a fragrance, a place, a picture, or an overheard conversation, I find a way to hold a semblance of that experience inside. Of course, that moment of resonance cannot be recreated in full. The veil of things is rarely lifted. My creative process, so often clumsy, awkward, maddening and heavy-handed, is my striving to see and make manifest that fleeting moment when I was fortunate enough to brush up against something that felt like perfection.
John Zic’s fiction has appeared in the museum of americana and the Fabulist Words & Art online literary sites. His poetry has appeared in Fierce Hunger, an anthology of poetry from Writing Ourselves Whole. John holds an MFA in creative writing from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. In the theater, John has been a director and playwright with Young Performer’s Theatre and KYDJ Productions. John has also acted on stage at the Aurora, Berkeley Repertory, TheatreWorks, Victory Gardens, Pioneer Memorial, Babcock, Curtain Call, Golden Globe, Lagoon Opera, and Young Performer’s Theaters. He also builds and authors WordPress websites.