Hello everyone. I'm Tyler Knight, the pornstar. I've lurked here since October and this is my second post.
My goal is singular. It's to improve my skill as a writer. In the course of Google searching and reading about the craft of writing, I came across an article Chuck wrote about Amy Hempel, "She Breaks Your Heart." That kicked my ass! I joined the Writer's Workshop and consumed every essay several times over in a day. Best thirty or forty dollars I've spent in a long time.
My brain has been in an eight years long torpor during my tenure in adult film. I'm learning how to use it all over again. Learning to read with a critical eye, and reverse engineering why an author's turn of phrase worked is exhilarating. After reading several of the essays, I'll never be able to read fiction the same way again.
I'd like to thank whomever put together and run this site. It's an excellent resource. Thanks for letting me visit, and I hope to be able to do my share of giving back.