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 I wrote about watching Fresh Off the Boat with my (white) boyfriend for BuzzFeed.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/xtinehlee/how-to-watch-fresh-off-the-boat-with-your-white-boyfriend
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On New Year's Eve 2007, a clot blocked one half of my brain from the other. My reality would never be the same again.
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There are scars we carry from childhood. And they can be incredible sources of strength once we examine them and extract lessons. On my body, like so many people, are multiple physical scars, rangi...
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I've a few new pieces out in the world...
http://czilka.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/a-few-new-things-out-there/
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I'm stepping back in as Fiction Editor at Kartika Review--and would love to see your story submissions. We're an Asian American litmag--and love to hear from Asian American writers and/or writers-who-write-about-Asian America (be it thematically or characters). bit.ly/OXKOxs
The editorial board reviews submissions on a rolling basis via our online submissions manager at submishmash.com. We no longer accept submissions via e-mail. To submit, manuscripts must be formatted i...
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Yay! This is great incentive.
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My essay MINT is up live on The Rumpus this morning. This one was a hard, but rewarding one to write; I finished writing it in the darkest hours of my life.

http://therumpus.net/2014/03/mint/
I attempt to wipe my mind clean, but the mint invades all thoughts, keeps me awake. The mint smells like rape.
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On the blog, Alphabet: a History. Now up: P is for Postpartum Depression.

http://czilka.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/p-is-for-postpartum-depression/
I never thought I would get pregnant. I had an easy pregnancy. Easier than I thought anyone with high risk factors like I had, could anticipate. No morning sickness. No bloating. I was able to wear...
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Matthew Salesses had me and Bill Cheng, the author of SOUTHERN CROSS THE DOG, sit down for a talk about writing race--particularly, writing characters of another race, for ALIST Magazine. It was a conversation that enlightened me, and I hope enlightens you.

Here's a little bit of what Bill said:
"For some, fiction is a platform for social activism. And that’s fine if that’s what you’re into. But for me, fiction is a space for asking questions. Can you do this through the lens of an Asian-American character? Yes, of course, but that lens has to be appropriate to the subject. It needs to be useful to and purposeful in the world of the fiction. Otherwise, why do it? I come from the school of thought that believes that writers need to obliterate themselves from their work. It’s only when the last hints of solipsism are gone-- when you stop imposing beliefs on the work-- that something deeper rises to the top."

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+Matthew Salesses : nope. that routing situation is still very much broken. on comcast internet and can't see it. 
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A little while ago (right before the Apocalypse was scheduled), Guernica Magazine ran a series of flash fiction focused on "End Times." So glad End Times didn't happen, bc you can still read my piece entitled "Maps." It is an excerpt from my novel-in-progress. 
http://www.guernicamag.com/daily/christine-lee-zilka-maps/
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Matthew Salesses is the writer in residence at Necessary Fiction and he's doing a month-long series on revision. Here, I offer up a few words on revision alongside his:
http://necessaryfiction.com/writerinres/HauntedbyOldDraftsStartingNewOnes
Haunted by Old Drafts, Starting New Ones. by Matthew Salesses. Two thoughts: 1. I searched through about 30 books yesterday looking at their beginnings. In the meantime, I realized I had lost another ...
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Hufflepuff. Honeybadger. Crisis Unicorn. Writer. Mom. Chicken Owner. Novel and memoir, forthcoming from Ecco
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Hufflepuff. Honeybadger. Crisis Unicorn. Writer. Mom. Chicken Owner. Novel (GOLEM OF SEOUL) and memoir (WHOLE), both forthcoming from Ecco. Twitter: @xtinehlee
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