Says …something slant:
Blogs for me are trial balloons, even the ones that pretend to be something else, and snark is part of the fun if also sometimes part of the trial. More selfishly, I’m attempting to gird myself for a writing workshop of the kind I’ve actively avoided for several years, and I am wondering, yet again, what compels me to sign up for these things. There’s submitting to the voluntary trauma of watching strangers pluck the veins from your writing or, worse, react not at all. And then there are the all too easily mocked bits that emerge when a group struggles to find something, anything to say about what you’re doing “on the page”….
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