This week, Mike picks an essay that exemplifies some of what he doesn’t love in contemporary writing about mental health. Too often, there’s a tendency to fall back on abstractions, cliches, and platitudes, rather than to do the (admittedly tough!) work of putting the reader inside the writer’s actual, lived experience.
In the second half of the show, we take one last dive into the NaNoWriMo forums to give our (semi-solicited?) advice to this year’s crop of would-be novelists.
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