‘We all have this duality, but perhaps us writers most of all. An outer and an inner life. A persona, and a self. And writing has to originate from the self, the depths, not the surface-persona – if we want to write what matters to us. Maybe that was what my stay in Prague allowed: it let my inner self surface, for a time. Lost and alone as I was, I was me. Innocent as those first stories were, they were honest, earnest efforts. They were a start.’
In this Writers on Location article from the blog LiterarySofa, Tyler Keevil reflects on his memories of a youthful expedition to Prague, which would inform his genesis as an author and the writing of Your Still Beating Heart.