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April 05, 2011

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one billion daleks

Not long enough!

Very interesting though, I shall look at my pet spider in a whole new light now.

Jeanne Damoff

"But in the end trying to wear armor that isn't suited to you will not bring down your own giants." Love that analogy, and this is a great post! Lots of good stuff to chew on. Thanks, Madison!

Love, Jeanne

Heather

I think pieces of us are in all our works--as you say, the things we are working through.

I've recently read two books (one, the sophomore book of an author, the other, the umpteenth novel) that felt very autobiographical in both the sense of real-life occurrences and (perhaps moreso), issues I felt the author wore on his or her sleeve.

Madison Richards

Agreed Heather... Like peeling off the layers of an onion there are new things to discover, even work through, as we walk the path. I hope there will always be pieces of me in every story I write!

one billion daleks

Good choice of allegory there Madison! So I'm guessing that you're at least partially acquainted with the Buddhist analogy of peeling the onion (mentioned on Page 93 of http://tinyurl.com/God-the-oldest-question and also all over the place via Auntie Google of course!)

But interestingly, you may find that the inclination that "there will always be pieces of me in every story I write!" will dissipate the more layers you peel away, until there is no need for 'me' in the equation at all. That can seem pretty weird at first - even scary - but that dissipates too as one "walks the path" (as you put it).

OK then,
All The Best!

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