To Be a Writer, Do I Have to Let in All the News and Social Media?

I want to stay relevant, but is it harming my mental health?

I fear if I quit for even a week, I’ll lose sight of the zeitgeist, and my writing — my voice — will cease to be relevant.

A writer’s job is to try to know everything — every single little thing — to swirl reality up in our writerly brains and spit it back out as something better than the sum of its parts.

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