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You know what kind of writer I am? Reactive, that's what kind. I don't write until something klunks me over the head, or someone asks a question I need to answer. However, I have now proved to my own satsfaction (though probably not Geoff Ryman's) that it is, in fact, possible to write a science fiction story that focuses specifically on "child rearing, washing the dishes, building everyday relationships, and earning a living" and moreover, one about running to domesticity instead of away from it. Whether it's possible to write a Hugo-caliber story on those things I don't know; ask someone who can write one. There's an old saying that you can write a song about anything: according to the stories I've heard, that saying is directly responsible for both the old hit "Splish-Splash, I Was Taking a Bath" and the beautiful "Follow That Road." I don't see why it wouldn't apply to SF stories too: if Connie Willis can write an iconic story about menstruation, why not any other topic? But yes, it is definitely, provably possible to write a story about dish-washing )
dichroic: (reading2)
Ficlets doesn't seem to be letting me log in - I could use an AIM ID instead, but then I'd be registered as another user and if I put more than one thing up there I'd rather have them in one place. I'm not convinced writing these is good for me, anyway.

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Mar. 30th, 2007 10:56 am
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I posted a tiny new story up at Ficlets. Actually, it's not so much a story as a reaction; I've been reading Manly Wade Wellman and it's always just odd to read stories that don't seem to have room for people like me in them.

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