Monthly Archives: July 2015

dc

went to dc for a few days and consumed: book of mormon at the kennedy center, terms of endearment on laptop, portrait gallery but most importantly the atrium, which is one of the places I like best that I have … Continue reading

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length

well, one reason this chapter might be so hard and confusing is that I had planned it for 20-30 pages and it’s looking like 50-65 pages of material. this novel is like a collection of novellas. not sure that it … Continue reading

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was

I really worry that I will never figure out how to shift pace without relying on “was was was.” there’s always a draft where I go through trying to reduce the was-es without just stringing together a ton of clauses. … Continue reading

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autofiction

I am trying to figure out (but not very methodically) if the idea of auto fiction can be useful to me in this book. I have worked so hard to try to separate the material of experience from its relevance … Continue reading

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fiction as

just as honest as the truth but possibly more useful also, got off facebook yesterday. noticing the ticks of a habituated brain. like the ticks of grief– every thirty seconds noticing absence– but stupid, b/c facebook. at duke we called … Continue reading

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swallow murmurs

they are so popular online, the videos, and I was so excited to be part of them in Rome– in the way you can if you’re a tourist where the whole point if daily life being disrupted. so been thinking … Continue reading

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