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The Writer in the World

January 15, 2018

Dear Friends,
I'd like to invite you to visit www.thewriterintheworld, a blogsite where I post occasionally, along with my colleagues in Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing Program.

My most recent post is titled "From Fear to Yearning to Write Fiction Now."

Here's a snippet:

- The human yearning at the heart of literature seeks connection, not fight or flight. It leans toward the other, not away from difference. Romeo and Juliet come to mind. Leopold and Molly Bloom, Odysseus and Penelope. But the yearning is not only for connection with another person. Consider Holly Golightly’s yearning for the sense of peace that Tiffany’s represents in her imagination, or Jay Gatsby’s for the illusion of love that Daisy Buchanan ignites in his.
Some time ago, I met a writer who’d been imprisoned for years in Ethiopia. He’d endured fear, pain, anger, humiliation the magnitude of which makes me ashamed of the anxiety I’ve allowed DJT to engender in me. But what this writer wanted to share with me wasn’t the horror or the terror of his experience. He wanted to tell me one small anecdote about his yearning on a day when he’d been allowed to look out a window, to breathe the blue spring air and catch sight of the green treetops with a red bird in their branches. “I’d forgotten about color,” he told me, shaking his head. Years after the fact, this memory still brought tears to his eyes.

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Happy New Year!
Aimee Liu

below for more about Aimee's books & work.

Anthologies of fiction and nonfiction that Aimee has edited or contributed to.
a suspenseful novel of rescue and redemption set in Central Asia at the start of the Cold War, featuring two unforgettable heroines whose fates are irrevocably intertwined.
The unforgettable tale of star-crossed love that spans four decades and two continents.
A young photographer wrestles with her repressed past and identity as an Amerasian in New York's Chinatown. Now back in print after more than a decade, FACE is Aimee's first novel.
Work on Eating Disorders
While there are numerous memoirs available chronicling individual women’s struggles with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders, this is the first book to bring together many people’s stories to create a complete and candid picture of the recovery process. Aimee Liu has skillfully brought together firsthand accounts of recovery to create a realistic roadmap for the journey. This book also includes informational sidebars, written by professionals in the field, on topics including treatment options, choosing the right therapist, the pros and cons of medication, how parents and spouses can help, and much more.
How do anorexia and bulimia impact life AFTER recovery? GAINING is one of the first books about eating disorders to connect the latest scientific insights to the personal truth of life before, during, and especially after anorexia and bulimia.
America's first memoir of anorexia, and one of the earliest books about eating disorders, originally published in 1979
Craft & Criticism
Resources and suggestions for students and fellow writers
Aimee's latest book reviews