Letters From An Alien: Trick

Posted: June 30, 2011 in Letters From An Alien, Writing
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There is this trick (you will have played it on yourself) where a writer writes something very personal and somehow manages to convince him/herself that on finishing it, it will magically turn into just another book. That is detached from the personal things it refers to. But that is the point when it becomes even more personal. How do we manage to pull that one on ourselves?

And there is another trick. This one is where I convinced myself that finishing the story would mean the story would be finished. It feels like now, it has only just begun.

Quel con!

Comments
  1. elissa says:

    Wonderful parte uno. You brought it so to life.

    And with your “face” way out there – I say forget the old man, and enjoy the ride.

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