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TREADING A FINE LINE

It almost seems too obvious to state that writing fiction is a way to tap into the very depths of human imagination. But for me, this is the ultimate truth. And I’m in good company. From William Blake to Einstein to Freud the imagination has been considered the revered lifeblood of creativity, of science and the mind, even of life itself. Yet, as anyone who has ever sat at a desk and stared at a blank screen or trembled at the sight of a fresh page in their notebook knows, using our imaginations as a foil for fiction, is not as simple as it might sound.

We may have all our linguistic contrivances honed,

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