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I appreciate you saying that because it is an irritating shorthand that I, as a critic, sometimes find myself falling back on, and it does not convey the actual experience of reading the books or even what the break in style is.
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It is no longer yours. That is apparently a form of, not theft exactly, but of using real life. What about the subtleties of character or the subtleties of self-expression, or different personal experience?
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Which are most novels, still. I find even my oldest and most trustworthy friends are being flung across the room.
A little of that has happened to me. What were some of the themes that you felt were important to address when you began the trilogy, and did those change in the course of your writing?
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And anymre women are feeling stuck, and also trying to accept something of the beauty of their own life situations. That seemed like a very striking theme. It seemed to me that these definitions of character and place in the Iso ku female for vday love novel—the village, the vicar, the woman—or in America—the small town, the woman, the man—those things that root to universality were done with.
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Should we take all the ideas that are being presented seriously, or are these just vessels delivering them to us? Or artistic form. Everyone knows how to behave. You dispense with another form, which is conversation. Where is Faye?
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So she has no identity, so what can her participation be? And what Faye says is: What would happen to you? Why a trilogy? Did you learn Do real people exsist anymore the way you were writing in each case? And so, Do real people exsist anymore she was going to throw herself off the boat on the way home, she had to actually turn up somewhere and exist, and parent her children.
I felt I needed to finish it. And yeah, the style is the style. I know we live in an era of extraordinary comebacks and anyone doing it again, but no. Not going to happen. I have other plans.
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