Writing is Dreaming in Words

How Writing Became My Voice

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“Write something pretty.” “Keep it simple.” “Write like so-and-so. It would be much nicer and lady-like then what you write.”

That sort of misdirected advice is deadly. At the time, I didn’t know what to do with it and grew quieter and retreated inside. I lost track of the conversation as it went on and on. I held the phone but the words coming through seemed…