Caitlin Sangster

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Caitlin Sangster grew up in the back woods of California and would rather go hiking, running, swimming, or general outdoorsing than just about anything else. If there aren’t any mountains, it doesn’t count as a real place. At eighteen, she moved to XinJiang, and at twenty-one it was Taiwan. She did eventually buckle down and graduate from Brigham Young University with a BA in Asian Studies and is now that person you avoid at parties because she'll probably start talking about Shang dynasty oracle bones.

Caitlin has been writing since middle school. She always thought of it as a silly sort of compulsive habit until she realized that people like reading stories and she liked writing them and there wasn’t much silly about that.

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Caitlin Sangster Somehow I missed this question! My inspiration came from two places: one, I read a book about Encephalitis Lethargica (the real version of the disease…moreSomehow I missed this question! My inspiration came from two places: one, I read a book about Encephalitis Lethargica (the real version of the disease in the book) and was properly horrified. Two, I heard a report on NPR about weaponizing the 'flu.

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Caitlin Sangster I keep writing until it's gone :) This is different for everyone, but in my case, by continuing to focus, brainstorm, and actually put words on the…moreI keep writing until it's gone :) This is different for everyone, but in my case, by continuing to focus, brainstorm, and actually put words on the page, it usually doesn't take long for me to get excited again.

So much of success in writing is persistence. Every project goes through a stage where it feels like a great big pile of garbage that will never come together. But, if you keep going, it gets shiny again.(less)
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