Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

alarming information, what to do with it

Noire et Blanche, 1926

Noire et Blanche, 1926 Photo de Man Ray

I think I’m too distractible to write in a coffeeshop. Instead of figuring out what Rose will do with the alarming information she just discovered, I listen to the girls next to me discussing electrons. I listen to some guys complaining about a co-worker. I listen to the men at the next table speaking in Spanish, trying to see how much I can understand (not much). Should I resume my decades long attempt to learn Spanish or should I study French? Can I go to France? If I went to France, specifically Soumensac, where part of this novel takes place, could I write it off on my taxes?  Shouldn’t I be writing letters to Congress? If I do write a letter maybe I should write about Afrin.

Categories: Fascism, Paris, politics, Republicans, trump, writing, writing practice, YA books

1 reply

  1. There is certainly a whole lot of information coming in these days.

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