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On TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON'T REMEMBER:
“A brave, encouraging, genuine work of healing discovery that shows us the ordinary, daily effort it takes to make a shattered self cohere.” (Floyd Skloot, author of In the Shadow of Memory)

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee has a memoir (TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DON’T REMEMBER–February 14, 2017) and a novel (GOLEM OF SEOUL 2018), both forthcoming from Ecco / Harper Collins. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies such as ZYZZYVA, Guernica, The Rumpus, The New York Times, Hyphen Magazine, BuzzFeed, and Men Undressed.

Born in New York City, Christine earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College. She has been awarded a residency at Hedgebrook, and her pie
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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee I approach writer's block from two angles:
1. Tactical. I leave my larger project and move toward a personal journal or blog--any "low stakes" writing…more
I approach writer's block from two angles:
1. Tactical. I leave my larger project and move toward a personal journal or blog--any "low stakes" writing platform, where writing is more for yourself than anyone else. I write and write, there. Low stakes writing is very important to keep yourself going.

2. Mental. The story or narrative I'm writing is probably resisting me. There is something there that isn't really the "truth"--whether it's an untruth to the character, or something the story shouldn't be doing. At some point, your story will tell you what it needs, and it's when I'm a tyrant over the world I'm building, that the writing resists me.(less)
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Book publication is like giving birth. Thus, I provide two lists, with advice and lifehacks for each. When you give birth to a baby: 6 weeks before giving birth, start the perineal massages. It is not sexy. But it is helpful. Take all the hospital supplies home with you–the squeeze bottle, the cloth underpants, the […]
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