What to Write

Writing in the Time of Global Trauma looks like it might be a topical blog post about the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a timeless meditation on what to write, what calls to the writer, grounded in the author’s life and times. Writers want to make a difference. The world is too big to make a difference everywhere. You have to choose where. A good piece of advice is to pick where you have an advantage: language, skill, training, gift, passion. Writing in the Time of Global Trauma is about the last of these, passion. This is similar to Joseph Campbell’s advice, “Follow your bliss.” I think passion (suffering in Latin) is more helpful.

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