Journalist and radio host, T. Gregory Argall interviewed Brandon Pitts for the 2015 Winter Edition of Musically Yours, Deirdre Mallehe.
“I worked for so many years on developing my own voice. When I was growing up, the music and literature I admired had its own style. If a new Led Zeppelin or Rolling Stones song came on the radio, you could tell instantly who it was, even if the song started with only drums. Now a days they will workshop you until you read like everyone else. Sort of like a literature version of Canadian Idol. When I started sharing my work publicly, people would say, “Wow, you write just like John Steinbeck.” I Immediately trashed everything I had written and went about reinventing myself. It set me back years but paid off in the end.”
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