Writing braided essays
their turn to undo. The job of the creative nonfiction writer is to say, Here I am world, and here is the world, and out of this oxymoronic writing, we are here to make each other. When I toggle between myself and the rest of the world, not only do I stop myself from boring myself with what I already know, I also find surprising commonalties with prairie dogs, or gutters, or the way geological formations seem permanent until theyre not. They would have stayed in New York, but the job market was weak, and my dad, a geological engineer, found a job with his grandfathers drill-bit diamond company back in Salt Lake. Salt Lake City is an intense kind of place. Press those layers together in memorys time-lapse.
Youre not an addict. The geological forces that shaped Salt Lake City, and the work the church did to shape the geology, played out on the bodies and psyches of Mormon children. Reality is not my strong suit, which is rough for a nonfiction writer. That spring, rain compounded the melting snow, and those ox-cart wide streets turned to rivers. There's more where that came from. Environmental writing, like any political writing, can be preachy, overly earnest, and super reverential.
The braided essay isnt a new form. In fact, I think nearly every essay uses a kind. In an essay I wrote about geothermal power in Iceland, I asked the question: although geothermal power.
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