August 24, 2020

It has been difficult to write, as though the sea-morning has gotten caught in the small bones of my hand like it was caught in the plankton trawl three summers ago. Jason said that he can create better now, now that he has regained his left hand. Before this he had always thought “maybe I’ll never be that writer / musician / artist I dreamed I’d be, maybe I’m not cut out for it.” Now he thinks “let’s find out.” As we spoke, me facing South and him facing North, baby pink carnation petals swirle...

August 16, 2017

C:\Users\Yuqing\Documents\Writing\Baltimore Spring, Sprung\dive\*.doc

I've been reading Bolano's The Savage Detectives and reviewing a lot of my own Bad Writing from when I was 18/19.  Still, some of the ideas remain palatable, and I'm attempting something new with them.  

Bolano's novel is stitched together through the voices of over fifty narrators, alternating one after the other for 500+ pages, with each narrator taking anywhere from a paragraph to twenty pages to tell thei...

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