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Following Trouble: Why Writing is Never a Problem

Writers cultivate trouble. Without trouble we'd have nothing to write about. If we write fiction, we sit at our desk and imagine the most interesting trouble our beloved hero or heroine can get into. Who will threaten their life? What do they depend on that will be taken from them? And how despondent and hopeless will they become as the trouble mounts? How will they doubt themselves and how will they find themselves through this doubt? And if we write about our own life, we begin where there was trouble.
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