Uses of Dread

One of the benefits — some might say — of writing is the way that everything is material. Every emotion that slips in the door, for whatever reason, can be handed to a character to swallow and use. A hazard can be that it’s easy to become an observer of your own life, but we’re a reflective species anyway. Why not grasp at whatever comes along and add it to the mix.

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About Carolyn

I live in Washington, D.C., write, teach, try to eat the requisite fruits and veggies daily, and avoid caffeine after 2 pm. I wonder about things a lot -- like why "pretty" means "pretty" and "not so much" and if I can ever perfect the single-portion, no-knead, daily baguette and how many people realize that Beau Brummel had a lot to do with our desire to bathe daily -- those of us who do in fact "take the daily."
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