Posts tagged ‘recurrent themes in writing’

Apr 18 2018
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3 reasons not to fear your writing haunts

Don't fear your writing haunts, embrace them!

Writing through Trauma to Truth instructor Shawna Ayoub Ainslie defines recurrent themes in her work as “haunts,” but explains why you shouldn’t let that characterization scare you off. In graduate school, one of my writing workshop instructors waxed poetically about writing haunts every time she reviewed my work. I had several. My short stories often contained abused female characters trying to break free of their cultural or parental bindings. In retrospect, the reason my writing…

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