On Becoming: Thoughts from Sheila Heti


And I just thought, “I have to teach myself how to write in a new way.” … I just wanted so badly to figure this out, to figure out how to write.

As part of the Paris Review’s “My First Time” series, the lovely and ingenious Sheila Heti reflects on becoming a writer, learning the writing process, and inventing selves.

Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →