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Abby, maybe if I had stayed in Oberlin for a single winter term we might've actually, you know, MET!

Thanks for the shout-out. I loved everything about your retreat except that you came to my side of town and didn't call me. :)

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I literally was like, who else do I know on the east side?! Edan! Next time, please. Xoxox

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AHHHHHH ABBY! I love all of this. Ironically, I am needing exactly this sort of time myself, and had somehow forgotten the good advice I give others about how to go and get it. I love that you could really take this time in all the senses of that, and am most of all so excited to see how you're connecting to your novel as a living, breathing work of art. Keep going, keep going. (Also have been wanting to read both the Patchett and the Cunningham---heard him on a podcast recently and he said such damn smart things).

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This is lovely! Iโ€™m an academic writer so most of the time it is about just sitting down and cranking out some words but I went on a lovely Lake District retreat with poets and novelists (I had some last minute money to spend), and it was a delight! Run by professional musicians with the best food Iโ€™ve ever had in my life. One night we all read from our work and there was beautiful heartbreaking poetry and song, and I read โ€œhereโ€™s 5 things that are wrong with the Labour Party!โ€

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