In that book, and throughout my writing, I have certainly written about love, death, anger, joy, curiosity, loss, betrayal, fear, humiliation, surprise, hate, good, evil, perfection and ruin. But while some of these elements are immediately accessible, both by me as a writer and me as a reader, others take a lot more work. Surprisingly, I can write much more easily about anger and loss than I can about love. Although in my "real" life I can say "I love you" much more easily than I can say "I'm angry with you," the opposite is true on the page. Without becoming all Freudian about it (or is it Jungian?), it is obvious that all this says quite a lot about me. I know that to be true and yet I still find it very surprising.
What about you? Are there things that you struggle to write about, and are those things the same as what you struggle with in your life? Or is the opposite true? This may not look like an earth shattering question at first, but the more I think about it, the more I realise that it addresses all sorts of important, hidden challenges.
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