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Words about words, brands, names and naming, and the creative process.

#sparkchamber 032618 — Chloe Rosenstock

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Spring is all around, and a breath of fresh air blew right into the #sparkchamber today in the presence of 16-year-old Chloe Rosenstock. She’s a junior in high school. She writes poetry and songs, and sings and acts in plays. She studies the theory of music as well. She says, “Considering I’m a teenager, I guess I don’t really know where I’m at in life!” That may be true, but you can hear where her heart is in her Soundcloud playlist.

1.] Where do ideas come from?
Unanswered questions [conscious or unconscious]

2.] What is the itch you are scratching?
My emotions and unfinished experiences are usually what I tend to write about. When I feel as though something has not been sorted through in my mind or in my heart, I usually have an itch to write about ... solve it for myself. 

3.] Early bird or night owl, tortoise or hare?
Night owl! And I’m a hare. I write a poem as a form of catharsis. Once those 10 minutes of creating pass, I may go back to the piece and edit later, but usually it stands on its own as a symbol of how I was feeling in the moments of creation. 

4.] How do you know when you are done?
When I feel a shift in my emotion. If I’m writing about heart ache, I know that I’m done the second the weight is lifted from my chest.