qotd: write

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The thing you want to write, before you wrote it, was impossible to write. Otherwise it would already exist. You writing it makes it possible.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

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qotd: trails

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The stories we tell of ourselves are like thin trails across something that is more like the ocean. A mask afloat on the open sea.

—Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel