“I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.” — Joan Didion
At the Solcana event for Reclaim on Nov. 5, we were talking about how writing helps us understand ourselves. For me, writing My Year Zero helped me articulate feelings about my gender. In the novel, the main character, Lauren, is writing a science fiction story online with friends. Her character in the story turns out not to be human-like person, but rather a self-aware community of microscopic robots (nanites) that can take any form.
That’s how I feel about my gender — and I thought that was unusual, but maybe not so much.READ MORE