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Coming back to life

Depression is a kicker, y’all. This was the summer of not realizing how deeply, cripplingly depressed I was until I had started to recover and clean up the messes all around me. I knew I was in a pretty black place before the fire, and there was a lot of…

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Tight POV is fun.

I’ve been thinking about how and why I write in multiple tight third person POV, doing a lot of metaanalysis as I (FINALLY) wrap up the last few scenes in Cathedral. What I’m in the middle of right now is a ranging, nighttime, winter gunfight amongst the warehouses and factories…

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Little victories

I have been haunted today by David Brower. “All of our victories are temporary, and all of our defeats are permanent.” I understand where that comes from, the particular context in which it was first said and what it meant, but it’s such a sweeping, compelling statement that it’s easy…

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Tired

There was a great post over at Hi, Miss Julie! last week about emotional labor and librarianship, which I thought was beautifully written and resonant and important, and I was quite taken aback by some of the comments (though not really surprised, as such) to some extent on the original…

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