BULLshot: Christopher Evans

 

BE: How would you say writing about an experience validates (or fails to validate) complicated or seemingly invalid emotions?

 

CE: If you write about an experience—and write about it in a way you sincerely believe to be truthful—then you are presenting the emotions involved as facts. They are your facts and, no matter how complicated or contrary or cringe-worthy they might be, no one can tell you that you didn’t feel them. To you, they are valid because they exist.

 

Get a Grip on Yourself

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The Pine Barrens at Night

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Reckonings

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Small Things

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Adaptation

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BULLshot: Dean Marshall Tuck

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