"All forms of writing are creative."
As I was finishing my research for the latest Focus article, the person I was interviewing said that writing was hard. "You have to live and think interesting thoughts." My god, I thought, and here I am playing journalist and making things up as I go. Was recovering from jet lag through the first bit of the research. Interesting thoughts? You develop those. You foster those and hope they don't fuck off too often. It's a good time to be in Kaifaqu, Dalian, Liaoning, China. Was the person I was interviewing trying to tell me to think harder about portraying her? That's a fantastic solution to being the subject.