Good Writer or Bad Dad?

January 22, 2014

Does being a writer make you a bad father? Matthew Norman ponders his fear at Salon. “As a fiction writer, I’m perpetually in some state of preoccupation. At any given moment, I’m suffering over people who don’t exist—who will never exist.” Maybe he should try Polly Rosenwaike’s tactic and read fiction about the opposite parent.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

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