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Friday, 28 August 2009

Families Again

Sometimes momentous events oocur and family life is thrown off balance for a while. I can't write about these happenings at all. It's too current and too raw.

Writers are always being told, "You've got plenty of material there," whenever there's a family upheaval. Not so. It's not 'material'. It's real and it's taking place now.

I rarely bring family trauma into my writing, other than small issues and memories from my childhood. Anything that happens with my husband and daughters is very close to home, it is home, and therefore separate from my fictional world. And that's the way it is. It seems wrong for others to assume that my family concerns are immediate fodder for the next story

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