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Writing is Geological, Reading is Archaeological

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Writing is Geological, Reading is Archaeological

“As writers, our desires and our limits enter our stories, dressed up as events and characters; as readers, through our desires and limits, we take up these events and characters, or their lacks and make them ours, or don’t.” (Tillman)

I try to write you, but I'm writing myself. I'm not even sure if I am the one who writes or I'm just a means through whom something gets written. I'm part of a bigger narrative myself, shaping and being shaped by it. Narratives are embedded with what we think and how we think, with what we know and how we know them.

Can you find yourself in the excerpt of Echoes from the Other Land you just read?

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