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The Wire | Melanie Finn



 

Melanie Finn, author of The Gloaming and The Underneath, is a soul-stealer. Finn describes her writing process for The Underneath in The Adriot Journal.

Finn first describes a young, unkempt woman sulking out of a hotel room and goes on to say...

"So, this moment, her passing me, is where a book begins, because she turns slightly. Seconds—all this is happening is perhaps five seconds; we forget how the brain attends on many levels, and a book is about opening up those seconds, exploiting those levels and using the dark matter within as you wish. There is no exact word for this process; theft, manipulation, disfigurement—none quite convey the ruthless appropriation by a writer of another person’s experience, the turning and twisting it, like a glass blower, into narrative. In those moments, I am hardly human, I’m a soul-stealer."

Read the whole piece in the Adriot Journal.

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