Category Archives: anxiety

The shape of chocolate

I was sitting at the kitchen table (which is in the dining room because our kitchen isn’t really big enough for a table) doing some prep work for a school visit. It was right after Halloween, so I was also raiding my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Self Defense

I see posts online at the start of each year with recommendations on “how authors should behave,” a list of things we should do and not do in the year ahead, mostly related to social media and reviews and writing … Continue reading

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On death

The deaths of people we’ve never met have cast a fog around our hearts this month. Here are some reasons why: Because even though we knew Lemmy was living on borrowed time, we thought he’d borrowed more. Because David Bowie has provided the soundtrack … Continue reading

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Fighting with A Teen-ager in the Age of Mass Shootings

I wrote some words this week and ended up mailing them to politicians. I’m posting them here, too: It’s Monday morning and my daughter just huffed off to school like she was looking to star in a remake of The Excorcist. She hissed something at … Continue reading

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Anxiety

A lot of my writer friends suffer from some form of anxiety. Maybe that’s because as writers, we’re always imagining possibilities for our characters — the worst possibilities. And we do it in our own lives, too. This morning, I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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