2 responses to “Writing Without Walls”

  1. Amanda MacNaughton

    Wow, Erin. My first thoughts on reading this were “And people think I grew up roughing it!” My family lived in a little house (“shack” is possibly a more accurate word) in Northeastern Oregon with a pitcher pump for running water, an outhouse, and kerosene lamps for lights. However, to us our life wasn’t “roughing it” or “pioneer lifestyle,” it was just normal. I suspect that your life is normal, too. The ability to write about our normal lives in a way that acknowledges how unusual they are and yet doesn’t cater to the expectation that we are somehow weird or freakish or (worse) trendily “back-to-the-land” is, I think, a very good and advanced skill. Thanks for this article!

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