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Maybe This Is a Midlife Crisis

A year of explosive creativity ends a long fallow period in my life, but what does it signify?

A little over a year ago, I started writing again after two decades of working and raising children. As a woman in my forties, I suddenly needed a creative outlet. What I had pushed away as indulgences became necessities: fiction, poetry, memoir. Why?

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