Kai Raine

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I believe in the power of stories to help me remember to always question my assumptions.

I'm a writer with a background in cognitive science and biology and a love of books of most every genre.

I was born in Massachusetts and grew up mostly in Tokyo. As a teen, I lived for a few years each in Buffalo, NY and Hyderabad, India before attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks. I got a double MSc in cognitive science from the University of Trento (Italy) and the University of Osnabrück (Germany). During my Master’s, I did an internship with the Namibian Dolphin Project, which I enjoyed so much that I went back to write my thesis with them. I worked as a molecular neurobiology researcher for a few years after that.

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To me, writer's block tends to mean that I'm thinking too hard, or I'm pressuring myself too much. So I force myself to let go…more
I write something else.

To me, writer's block tends to mean that I'm thinking too hard, or I'm pressuring myself too much. So I force myself to let go by dropping that project for awhile and refocusing on something else. Usually, the inspiration comes back as soon as I let the tension go.

If I'm struggling to write at all, then it's never an issue about writing. It's an issue with me, usually something deeply emotional that I'm going through. In that case, I deal with it as best I can, whether that means getting help or rearranging my priorities to meet my own needs.(less)
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I love creating stories, and I love the way that it makes me think.

But the best part is the way it makes me feel happy and complete like nothing else in the world: like this is what I was meant to do, this is what I was made for.(less)
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The World Wide Web (No, the Other One)

The other day, my sister and I were having lunch and talking. I used the word “Iranian”, pronouncing it “I-ray-nian.”

“I-rah-nian,” my sister corrected.

I stared at her. She stared back with a slight smile, which turned to a frown as I just continued to stare.

“What?” she asked. “You correct my English.”

I do. It’s true. I try not to unless I’m having to put effort into comprehending her words,...

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