I want hard stories, I demand them from myself. Hard stories are worth the difficulty. It seems to me the only way I have forgiven anything, understood anything, is through that process of opening up to my own terror and pain and reexamining it, re-creating it in the story, and making it something different, making it meaningful--even if the meaning is only in the act of telling.--Dorothy Allison
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Wow! Thanks for sharing this one, Catherine. I am struggling with a hard story that I have revised for the past 6 years. I write a version and set it aside. I dread it, but know that if I can ever get it right, I will learn new things about writing and life. Working on it again for last two weeks. Maybe this time!ReplyDelete