Alexandra Chang is the author of Days of Distraction, a new novel about a young womxn who leaves home and contends with the question, “How do you exist in a society that does not notice or understand you?”
The Washington Post calls the book “an immersive, emotionally honest novel that thinks through our era’s complexities, histories and divisions; it wanders into the gray areas, and wonders where the path forward might be.”
In this episode, we discuss her writing process, and:
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This Week’s Writing Prompt
I suggest setting a timer for 6 or 8 minutes, putting the writing prompt at the top of your page, and free writing whatever comes to mind. Remember, the important part is keeping your pen moving. Right now we just want to write something new and see what happens.
This week’s writing prompt: Stolen from J. Robert Lennon: Go to Mapcrunch and click around randomized google street views. Find one view that calls to you and write a story that takes place in that street view of your choice.
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