Author Archives: lucy

sad?

I can’t tell if I’m sad or my shoulder just hurts. Sent ms to agent to send to editor to see. Don’t know how I feel about the book vs how the book is to/for me, so don’t understand how … Continue reading

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people taking pictures in museums

Used to enjoy, for spectacle and imagining the lives of people beyond to me, the people in museums taking glamour shots of each other from “fashion” to porny fashion. I think there is some kind of custom where a guy … Continue reading

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audiobook scorecard

Stopped listening b/c the reader was so bad and then bought the book: The Abundance, Annie Dillard Stopped b/c didn’t trust the translation on the sentence level: The Vegetarian, Han King. Should I try it again? At least the sentences … Continue reading

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student

I was just remembering being an undergrad, taking a ‘documentary fiction’ workshop, being really bad at not just writing what I wanted to, so to tip my hat to (okay, evade) the assignment incorporating info from 2 sources: medical definitions … Continue reading

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quick take down

I’m living in a garden-basement room of a house in a fancy neighborhood in berkeley while I’m teaching for these 6 months, and in the adorable neighborhood market I saw Michael Chabon. First I thought: why do I know that … Continue reading

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done?

couple weeks ago finished my draft and sent it to agent hoping it’s ready to send out. How does it feel? weird. it will feel less weird/ie like something specific when I know whether or not it’s really ready this … Continue reading

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lifescrap

put in book a line about squirrel hair paintbrushes being called that b/c they used to be that– it’s an innocuous detail that for me is haunted simply b/c of all things I remember it and where it comes from. … Continue reading

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3rd

the thing I have learned (not discovered but learned) is that 3rd person is fundamentally a mediation. I went in resisting this with all my might. could I write in a way that felt direct in the 3rd person. I … Continue reading

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Julie Andrews

Getting to Know You Julie Andrews It’s a very ancient saying But a true and honest thought That if you become a teacher By your pupils you’ll be taught As a teacher I’ve been learning You’ll forgive me if I … Continue reading

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