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The Healthy Way to Write About Pain

Ask the questions you were too busy, or scared, to consider in the moment

Illustration: Lulu Jiang

This is The Draft, an advice column about writing and life from Eileen Pollack, former director of the University of Michigan MFA Program. We’re here to answer your questions about storycraft, writing, and telling the truth in

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Eileen Pollack

Eileen Pollack

Eileen is the author, most recently, of The Professor of Immortality, A Perfect Life, and The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science Is Still a Boys’ Club.

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