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Writing in dangerous times

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I’m ramping up for doing some serious writing. My seasonal Alaska work is coming to a close at the end of this month, and this frees me up for a good many months of writing. I’ve got around five books I’d love to write, but I’ll try to take it one at a time…or maybe two at a time. =) In any event, I came across this Don DeLillo quote that really resonated with me:

DeLillo has described his fiction as being concerned with “living in dangerous times”, and in a 2005 interview declared, “Writers must oppose systems. It’s important to write against power, corporations, the state, and the whole system of consumption and of debilitating entertainments […] I think writers, by nature, must oppose things, oppose whatever power tries to impose on us.”via Don DeLillo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Writer. In the summers, I live and work in the incredible state of Alaska, in the bush community of McCarthy, as the Executive Director of the Wrangell Mountain Center. When not in McCarthy, you'll typically find me in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, writing and working with local activists. My primary writing project right now is a novel set in remote bush Alaska, of the magical realism genre wherein an earnest and independent young woman finds a mysterious radio belonging to her grandmother, a device that has paranormal bandwidth and a disturbing ability to mess with one's mental stability.

Consider this post an invitation, an invitation to comment and collaborate ~ In Solidarity, JE

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