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Alvinalexander
1 month ago
Writing

Michael Piller: Write just six pages a day

Writing is an endurance contest, not a sprint. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Writing is lonely work but connecting with other novelists on zoom keeps me motivated | Jodi Wilson

When working solo, peer accountability is crucial for productivity and motivation in writing. [ more ]
Alvinalexander
1 month ago
Writing

Michael Piller: Write just six pages a day

Writing is an endurance contest, not a sprint. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Writing is lonely work but connecting with other novelists on zoom keeps me motivated | Jodi Wilson

When working solo, peer accountability is crucial for productivity and motivation in writing. [ more ]
moreproductivity
#self-discovery
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

How could my mother leave her baby and then kill herself?': author Maria Grazia Calandrone's quest for answers

The book 'Your Little Matter' explores the story of Maria Grazia Calandrone's birth mother, shedding light on the tragic events and the journey of self-discovery. [ more ]
NPR.org
6 years ago
Data science

Giving Notice: Reflections On Capturing The Light

Writing can aid in learning, processing events, and self-discovery. Framing experiences cultivates appreciation beyond the moment. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

Carvell Wallace's memoir 'Another Word for Love' delves into his challenging upbringing and journey towards self-discovery as a queer Black man [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

How could my mother leave her baby and then kill herself?': author Maria Grazia Calandrone's quest for answers

The book 'Your Little Matter' explores the story of Maria Grazia Calandrone's birth mother, shedding light on the tragic events and the journey of self-discovery. [ more ]
NPR.org
6 years ago
Data science

Giving Notice: Reflections On Capturing The Light

Writing can aid in learning, processing events, and self-discovery. Framing experiences cultivates appreciation beyond the moment. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

Writer Carvell Wallace on past pain and forgiveness: Letting go is 'always available'

Carvell Wallace's memoir 'Another Word for Love' delves into his challenging upbringing and journey towards self-discovery as a queer Black man [ more ]
moreself-discovery
#personal-growth
Medium
1 month ago
UX design

You're not stuck; you're just in a story

Self-reflection through writing helps improve self-awareness and personal growth. [ more ]
Noah Kagan
5 months ago
Books

5 Reflections from Million Dollar Weekend - Noah Kagan

We all can do harder things than we realize
Success leaves clues [ more ]
Medium
1 month ago
UX design

You're not stuck; you're just in a story

Self-reflection through writing helps improve self-awareness and personal growth. [ more ]
Noah Kagan
5 months ago
Books

5 Reflections from Million Dollar Weekend - Noah Kagan

We all can do harder things than we realize
Success leaves clues [ more ]
morepersonal-growth
#family
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Is it a betrayal?' Claire Messud on writing her family into fiction

Writing about family can inadvertently depict real-life individuals, leading to unexpected interpretations and reactions. [ more ]
Vulture
6 months ago
Books

Venita Blackburn's First Novel Runs on Denial

Loss and denial are prominent themes in Venita Blackburn's writing.
Her first novel, Dead in Long Beach, California, explores the impact of denial on a protagonist dealing with the suicide of her brother. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
7 months ago
Career

Help! I Wrote a Bestseller. My Aunt Is Determined to Pretend It Doesn't Exist.

The letter writer's aunt and uncle have not acknowledged their successful book
The aunt withdrew support for the letter writer's education once she decided to write her own book
The aunt and uncle prioritize their relationship with each other over the rest of the family [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Is it a betrayal?' Claire Messud on writing her family into fiction

Writing about family can inadvertently depict real-life individuals, leading to unexpected interpretations and reactions. [ more ]
Vulture
6 months ago
Books

Venita Blackburn's First Novel Runs on Denial

Loss and denial are prominent themes in Venita Blackburn's writing.
Her first novel, Dead in Long Beach, California, explores the impact of denial on a protagonist dealing with the suicide of her brother. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
7 months ago
Career

Help! I Wrote a Bestseller. My Aunt Is Determined to Pretend It Doesn't Exist.

The letter writer's aunt and uncle have not acknowledged their successful book
The aunt withdrew support for the letter writer's education once she decided to write her own book
The aunt and uncle prioritize their relationship with each other over the rest of the family [ more ]
morefamily
#literature
The Paris Review
1 month ago
Writing

"What a Goddamn Writer She Was": Remembering Alice Munro (1931-2024) - The Paris Review

Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is a powerful story that continues to resonate and evolve with each reading, revealing deeper insights into life and writing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

Hari Kunzru: I am just as enchanted by The Great Gatsby now as when I first read it as an A-level student'

Reading various authors influenced the writer's passion for literature, ultimately shaping their desire to be a writer. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Books

Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning short story author, dies at 92

Alice Munro's intricate and powerful storytelling in rural Ontario captivated readers, earning her prestigious awards and accolades. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
Writing

This Is What an Old Lesbian Looks Like, Part 2 - San Francisco Bay Times

Finding oneself through literature is crucial for many LGBTQ+ individuals seeking representation and connection. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

A poet searches for answers about the short life of a writer in 'Traces of Enayat'

Literature can deeply impact and inspire individuals, leading to personal journeys and endeavors to honor forgotten writers. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Writing

Paul Auster's Best Books: A Guide

Auster's work explores fluid identity and writer's life through metafiction and intricate narratives. [ more ]
The Paris Review
1 month ago
Writing

"What a Goddamn Writer She Was": Remembering Alice Munro (1931-2024) - The Paris Review

Alice Munro's 'Family Furnishings' is a powerful story that continues to resonate and evolve with each reading, revealing deeper insights into life and writing. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

Hari Kunzru: I am just as enchanted by The Great Gatsby now as when I first read it as an A-level student'

Reading various authors influenced the writer's passion for literature, ultimately shaping their desire to be a writer. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Books

Alice Munro, Nobel Prize-winning short story author, dies at 92

Alice Munro's intricate and powerful storytelling in rural Ontario captivated readers, earning her prestigious awards and accolades. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
2 months ago
Writing

This Is What an Old Lesbian Looks Like, Part 2 - San Francisco Bay Times

Finding oneself through literature is crucial for many LGBTQ+ individuals seeking representation and connection. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Writing

A poet searches for answers about the short life of a writer in 'Traces of Enayat'

Literature can deeply impact and inspire individuals, leading to personal journeys and endeavors to honor forgotten writers. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Writing

Paul Auster's Best Books: A Guide

Auster's work explores fluid identity and writer's life through metafiction and intricate narratives. [ more ]
moreliterature
#storytelling
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Writing

Asking Eric: Who's the guy replacing Amy Dickinson?

R. Eric Thomas is taking over Amy Dickinson's Ask Amy column, emphasizing empathy and shared experiences in giving advice. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Writing

Stephen King's new story took him 45 years to write. He tells NPR why

Finishing a story decades later provides a unique perspective on growth and evolution as a writer. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Writing

Asking Eric: Who's the guy replacing Amy Dickinson?

R. Eric Thomas is taking over Amy Dickinson's Ask Amy column, emphasizing empathy and shared experiences in giving advice. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 month ago
Writing

Stephen King's new story took him 45 years to write. He tells NPR why

Finishing a story decades later provides a unique perspective on growth and evolution as a writer. [ more ]
morestorytelling
www.mercurynews.com
1 month ago
Writing

Harriette Cole: My boyfriend's comments aren't as subtle as he thinks

Addressing subtle comments about weight in a relationship is crucial for self-esteem and setting boundaries without causing unnecessary tension. [ more ]
#creativity
www.esquire.com
1 month ago
Writing

What I've Learned: Stephen King

Fame comes with downsides and requires constant work to stay fresh in creative pursuits. [ more ]
New Statesman
5 months ago
Books

Sheila Heti's book of life

Alphabetical Diaries is a book about how difficult it is to change and what is going on in our brain.
Sheila Heti produced 500,000 words in diary entries over a decade and edited them down to create a new shape. [ more ]
WIRED
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Google's NotebookLM Aims to Be the Ultimate Writing Assistant

Google has developed an app called NotebookLM, created in collaboration with author Steven Johnson, that uses AI to help writers analyze their research materials and extract key themes.
Johnson's background in software and his belief in its potential as a creative tool led him to join Google and work on projects like NotebookLM. [ more ]
Engadget
2 weeks ago
Writing

I'm finding the joy in writing again with a little help from the Supernote Nomad

Reconnecting with hand-writing using digital notepads can enhance creativity and remove barriers. [ more ]
Smashing Magazine
4 weeks ago
Web design

MDX Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Multimedia Writing - Smashing Magazine

Balancing traditional writing with digital formats like MDX can enhance creativity and interactivity in writing for the web. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
1 month ago
Writing

What I've Learned: Stephen King

Fame comes with downsides and requires constant work to stay fresh in creative pursuits. [ more ]
New Statesman
5 months ago
Books

Sheila Heti's book of life

Alphabetical Diaries is a book about how difficult it is to change and what is going on in our brain.
Sheila Heti produced 500,000 words in diary entries over a decade and edited them down to create a new shape. [ more ]
WIRED
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Google's NotebookLM Aims to Be the Ultimate Writing Assistant

Google has developed an app called NotebookLM, created in collaboration with author Steven Johnson, that uses AI to help writers analyze their research materials and extract key themes.
Johnson's background in software and his belief in its potential as a creative tool led him to join Google and work on projects like NotebookLM. [ more ]
Engadget
2 weeks ago
Writing

I'm finding the joy in writing again with a little help from the Supernote Nomad

Reconnecting with hand-writing using digital notepads can enhance creativity and remove barriers. [ more ]
Smashing Magazine
4 weeks ago
Web design

MDX Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Multimedia Writing - Smashing Magazine

Balancing traditional writing with digital formats like MDX can enhance creativity and interactivity in writing for the web. [ more ]
morecreativity
thenewinquiry.com
1 year ago
Writing

Sunday Reading, June 18, 2023

Depression is often hedging, which can hinder writing. Isabel's essay on David Foster Wallace explores her own limits as a writer.
Maxi Wallenhorst's essay on allegory in trans culture examines the false choice between literalism and opacity. [ more ]
Independent
2 months ago
Books

Author Fiona McPhillips: 'People think writing fiction is some god-given talent. It's not. You learn it, same as you learn any other skill'

Determination was key in the writer's debut novel. [ more ]
#reading
Fast Company
2 months ago
Education

Why the sensation of touch is so powerful when learning to read and write

The importance of touch in reading and writing diminishes as students get older, impacting their learning experience. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

John Burnside: My stoner friends were into The Hobbit, but Gormenghast was darker'

The earliest reading memory is of reading The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne and feeling a sense of escape from the everyday world
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass introduced the author to the idea of eccentric characters hiding in plain sight [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Education

Why the sensation of touch is so powerful when learning to read and write

The importance of touch in reading and writing diminishes as students get older, impacting their learning experience. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

John Burnside: My stoner friends were into The Hobbit, but Gormenghast was darker'

The earliest reading memory is of reading The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne and feeling a sense of escape from the everyday world
Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass introduced the author to the idea of eccentric characters hiding in plain sight [ more ]
morereading
#persistence
Open Culture
2 months ago
Writing

RIP Paul Auster: Hear the Master of the Postmodern Page-Turner Discuss How He Became a Writer

The importance of persistence and dedication in becoming a writer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

A new start after 60: after a decade of rejections, I got my first novel published. Now I've got my dream, I won't stop!

Persistence pays off. Cantor's journey of rejection for a decade before finally getting a breakthrough at 61 highlights the importance of perseverance in achieving one's goals. [ more ]
Open Culture
2 months ago
Writing

RIP Paul Auster: Hear the Master of the Postmodern Page-Turner Discuss How He Became a Writer

The importance of persistence and dedication in becoming a writer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Writing

A new start after 60: after a decade of rejections, I got my first novel published. Now I've got my dream, I won't stop!

Persistence pays off. Cantor's journey of rejection for a decade before finally getting a breakthrough at 61 highlights the importance of perseverance in achieving one's goals. [ more ]
morepersistence
Brooklyn Magazine
2 months ago
Writing

Ethan Hawke on the 'madness' of Flannery O'Connor - Brooklyn Magazine

Maya Hawke's performance of Flannery O'Connor's monologue led to a movie about the writer's life by Ethan Hawke. [ more ]
#social-media
HiP Paris Blog
2 months ago
Writing

HiP Paris Internship: Join Us!

Exciting internship opportunities available at HiP Paris for Francophiles in Paris, offering hands-on experience in writing, social media, marketing, and more. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
6 months ago
Books

Viet Thanh Nguyen: My Mid-Life Crisis

The word 'mid' is used to describe something that is mediocre or average.
The author reflects on their own feelings of mediocrity and midness during the pandemic. [ more ]
HiP Paris Blog
2 months ago
Writing

HiP Paris Internship: Join Us!

Exciting internship opportunities available at HiP Paris for Francophiles in Paris, offering hands-on experience in writing, social media, marketing, and more. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
6 months ago
Books

Viet Thanh Nguyen: My Mid-Life Crisis

The word 'mid' is used to describe something that is mediocre or average.
The author reflects on their own feelings of mediocrity and midness during the pandemic. [ more ]
moresocial-media
www.npr.org
3 months ago
Books

Two nights before the attack, Salman Rushdie dreamed he was stabbed onstage

Salman Rushdie's writing of Knife helped him change his perspective on the attack, shifting from a victim to a storyteller. [ more ]
The Penny Hoarder
3 months ago
Graphic design

Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Book Vs. Traditional Publishing

Authors have various publishing options - traditional publishing or self-publishing through platforms like Amazon. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Film

Making Films About Outsiders, Increasingly in the Mainstream

Goran Stolevski went through periods of personal crisis which led to intense writing sprees resulting in critically acclaimed films.
Success for Stolevski did not come quickly; it followed long seasons of professional uncertainty and numerous screenplay rejections. [ more ]
The Paris Review
3 months ago
Writing

A Sense of Agency: A Conversation with Lauren Oyler - The Paris Review

Lauren Oyler's writing is characterized by intelligence and fearlessness.
Oyler's new book of essays, 'No Judgment,' reflects her pleasure and joy in writing and thinking in the essay form. [ more ]
#identity
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Books

Everything you need to know about trans author Lucy Sante - and her new memoir

Lucy Sante transitioned at 66 after repressing her desire to be a woman.
Sante is known for her writing, including the memoir, cultural history, and criticism. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Books

'Past Lives,' 'American Fiction': Writers write what they know, namely, writers

Screenwriters are creating or adapting writer characters for their movies, reflecting their own lives and careers.
The film "Past Lives" is particularly autobiographical, with the protagonist Nora based on the filmmaker Celine Song herself. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

The year Jeremy Strong brought me out of my pregnant slumber and back to life | Lea Antigny

The author reflects on her experience of becoming a mother and the challenges she faced in balancing her roles as a mother and a writer.
She highlights the loss of her ability to read and write after giving birth and the impact it had on her identity as a writer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Christopher Isherwood Inside Out by Katherine Bucknell review courage and camp

Isherwood struggled with the tension between camp and heroism, navigating various complex identities throughout his life. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
4 months ago
Books

Everything you need to know about trans author Lucy Sante - and her new memoir

Lucy Sante transitioned at 66 after repressing her desire to be a woman.
Sante is known for her writing, including the memoir, cultural history, and criticism. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
5 months ago
Books

'Past Lives,' 'American Fiction': Writers write what they know, namely, writers

Screenwriters are creating or adapting writer characters for their movies, reflecting their own lives and careers.
The film "Past Lives" is particularly autobiographical, with the protagonist Nora based on the filmmaker Celine Song herself. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

The year Jeremy Strong brought me out of my pregnant slumber and back to life | Lea Antigny

The author reflects on her experience of becoming a mother and the challenges she faced in balancing her roles as a mother and a writer.
She highlights the loss of her ability to read and write after giving birth and the impact it had on her identity as a writer. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Writing

Christopher Isherwood Inside Out by Katherine Bucknell review courage and camp

Isherwood struggled with the tension between camp and heroism, navigating various complex identities throughout his life. [ more ]
moreidentity
#humor
The New Yorker
4 months ago
Career

Excerpts from a Posting for My Ideal Job

Passionate about writing and avoiding it
Obsessed with snacking and caffeine [ more ]
Grub Street
2 weeks ago
Writing

Jen Spyra Is Hitting Dairy Hard Right Now

Pregnancy cravings lead comedian Jen Spyra back to childhood favorites while working on a screen adaptation of her short story. [ more ]
The New Yorker
4 months ago
Career

Excerpts from a Posting for My Ideal Job

Passionate about writing and avoiding it
Obsessed with snacking and caffeine [ more ]
Grub Street
2 weeks ago
Writing

Jen Spyra Is Hitting Dairy Hard Right Now

Pregnancy cravings lead comedian Jen Spyra back to childhood favorites while working on a screen adaptation of her short story. [ more ]
morehumor
#memoir
https://www.rogerebert.com/
5 months ago
Writing

Edward Zwick Is Revisiting His Past, Wondering About His Future | Interviews | Roger Ebert

The author found writing a book to be liberating because it allowed him to express his own thoughts and feelings without worrying about others' opinions.
Writing a memoir in the first-person was a vulnerable and revealing experience for the author, but it was also liberating and part of the process of creation. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
9 hours ago
Books

Invading other people's privacy': The memoirist's dilemma

Writing memoirs can be challenging, especially when it involves depicting others' stories or revealing sensitive information. [ more ]
https://www.rogerebert.com/
5 months ago
Writing

Edward Zwick Is Revisiting His Past, Wondering About His Future | Interviews | Roger Ebert

The author found writing a book to be liberating because it allowed him to express his own thoughts and feelings without worrying about others' opinions.
Writing a memoir in the first-person was a vulnerable and revealing experience for the author, but it was also liberating and part of the process of creation. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
9 hours ago
Books

Invading other people's privacy': The memoirist's dilemma

Writing memoirs can be challenging, especially when it involves depicting others' stories or revealing sensitive information. [ more ]
morememoir
The Paris Review
5 months ago
Books

The Art of Fiction No. 244

Alice McDermott is a highly acclaimed writer who has been recognized by various awards committees.
McDermott has taught at multiple universities and has had a successful writing career. [ more ]
Storysmith
5 months ago
Books

Sheila Heti: Alphabetical Diaries

Sheila Heti collected a decade's worth of journals, sorted the entries alphabetically, and refined them into her Alphabetical Diaries.
Heti's books aim to transform readers and writers, challenging the boundaries between life and art. [ more ]
Pinstripe Alley
5 months ago
New York Yankees

The PSA Top 100 Yankees: One writer's reflections, methods, and choices

Ranking the top 100 Yankees of all time was a challenging task
The research process involved finding secondary sources and deciding what to include and exclude [ more ]
time.com
5 months ago
Tech industry

What Happened When Computers Learned How to Read

Computers are now reading and processing all types of written content, including novels, academic articles, and private messages.
Automation and artificial intelligence are impacting various professions, including writers, professors, physicians, and attorneys. [ more ]
San Francisco Bay Times
5 months ago
Writing

As If It Were Forever - Audre Lorde (1934-1992) - San Francisco Bay Times

Audre Lorde's voice was powerful and captivating.
Jewelle Gomez had a personal relationship with Audre Lorde and was influenced by her in her writing. [ more ]
Nytimes
5 months ago
Books

Marissa Meyer Writes the Books She'd Like to Read

The novelist enjoys the optimism and boldness in young adult fiction.
The novelist started her podcast to help other writers find joy and satisfaction in their writing. [ more ]
The New York Review of Books
5 months ago
Books

Dubliners | Anne Enright

Ulysses celebrates its centennial in 2022
The novel is complex and invites readers to engage in the act of writing [ more ]
BKReader
5 months ago
Writing

This Brooklyn Wordsmith is up For a Grammy

Kevin Powell is nominated for a Grammy award for his poetry album 'Grocery Shopping With My Mother'
Powell credits his mother, his love for writing, and his deep connection to Brooklyn as sources of inspiration [ more ]
Artforum
5 months ago
Writing

NEGATIVE SPACE

The exhibition 'Drawing the Line: Michelangelo to Asawa' explores the relationship between drawing and writing in visual expression.
The exhibition showcases a diverse range of drawings from various artists spanning five centuries and multiple continents. [ more ]
Bustle
5 months ago
Books

This Bestselling Author's Creative Process? Write High, Edit Sober

Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient, took a new approach to writing with his latest novel, The Fury, letting the narrator tell the story instead of meticulously planning every beat.
The Fury combines a whodunit mystery with a dose of Old Hollywood glamour, setting it apart from Michaelides' previous novels. [ more ]
the Guardian
5 months ago
Books

'Money runs our lives': novelist Kiley Reid on education, excess and what makes us squirm

Kiley Reid's next book will focus on young people and their relationship with money.
Reid's debut novel, Such a Fun Age, was a bestseller and longlisted for the 2020 Booker prize. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Books

Helen Oyeyemi: I like other humans mediated through art'

Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, Parasol Against the Axe, is set in Prague and takes place during a weekend hen party involving a book whose text changes every time it's opened.
Oyeyemi was inspired to write about Prague after reading Magic Prague by Angelo Maria Ripellino and Vitezslav Nezval's poems about the city. [ more ]
iRunFar
5 months ago
Running

Stride by Stride

The book "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott offers instructions on writing and life.
The book explores the theme of writing as a reflection of life. [ more ]
"After all, she says, 'if you can’t find it in three pages, how are you going to do it in 40?'" @MariellaRudi profiled flash fiction star @VenitaBlackburn, who only goes long when it's worth it—like for her first novel, Dead in Long Beach, California https://t.co/4g20hdMfq2
Vulture
6 months ago
Writing

Venita Blackburn's First Novel Runs on Denial

Loss and denial are prominent themes in Venita Blackburn's writing.
Her first novel, Dead in Long Beach, California, explores the impact of denial on a protagonist dealing with the suicide of her brother. [ more ]
Nieman Storyboard
6 months ago
Writing

David Grann Part 2: Craft wisdom and breaking into narrative nonfiction | Nieman Storyboard

The right story should grip the writer and have fascinating subjects
The availability of underlying materials is important for telling a rich story [ more ]
The New Yorker
6 months ago
Books

David Means on Writing Animals Truthfully

The cat in the story, Chance, is based on a real cat named Baudelaire that the author knew from a few years prior.
The interracial relationship between Kayla and William was not initially planned but developed naturally as the story was written. [ more ]
Consequence
6 months ago
Music

Scott Stapp on Creed: "I definitely think there's hope for some new music"

Creed members are discussing the possibility of writing and recording new music during their upcoming tour.
The band previously wrote their album 'Human Clay' while on the road and playing new songs during soundchecks. [ more ]
The Bootstrapped Founder
6 months ago
Writing

Nicolas Cole - Harnessing the Written Word for Profit

Writing can be a powerful tool for indie hackers, leading to outcomes like customer acquisition and industry recognition.
Past writings can continue to serve us without the need to constantly create new material. [ more ]
MarTech
6 months ago
Marketing tech

Milton Hwang: Spotlight on the expert | MarTech

Contributing to MarTech involves a different writing style compared to corporate writing.
Delivering a talk or sitting on a panel can be nerve-wracking, but the speaker feels more comfortable in those situations. [ more ]
The Atlantic
7 months ago
Books

Seven Books That Actually Capture What Sickness Is Like

The best authors who write about illness go beyond the typical narratives and explore the complexities and realities of human life.
These writers do not provide simple instructions or happy endings, but instead represent specific experiences in the face of illness. [ more ]
Above the Law
7 months ago
Law

Large Language Models Will Crush The Future Human Competitors Of Established Authors Suing Over AI Chatbots

Even successful writers often start with humble beginnings and modest pay
The rise of AI language models could potentially replace certain writing roles and hinder the growth of aspiring authors [ more ]
#memory
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Michael Rosen: My daughter once called me an optimistic nihilist'

Michael Rosen has written over 200 books and his work is known for being funny and deep.
Rosen's experience with Covid-19 has affected his memory, but he finds solace in living in the present moment. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
Writing

The human brain is hardwired to recognize faces. But what if you can't?

Humans are hardwired to see faces, even in inanimate objects, but the process of recognizing faces can be complex. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Michael Rosen: My daughter once called me an optimistic nihilist'

Michael Rosen has written over 200 books and his work is known for being funny and deep.
Rosen's experience with Covid-19 has affected his memory, but he finds solace in living in the present moment. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
Writing

The human brain is hardwired to recognize faces. But what if you can't?

Humans are hardwired to see faces, even in inanimate objects, but the process of recognizing faces can be complex. [ more ]
morememory
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

Jon Fosse says he would have stopped writing 40 years ago if he had listened to critics

Jon Fosse, Nobel laureate in literature, reveals that his early books received poor reviews and he would have quit writing if he had listened to critics.
Fosse acknowledges that his works may have contributed to legitimizing suicide but also shares that readers have told him that his writing has saved their lives. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Writing

The Secrets of Beauty - The Paris Review

Jean Cocteau wrote on anything he could get his hands on, wherever he could.
Cocteau frequently offered up 'secrets of beauty' in his writings. [ more ]
The Paris Review
7 months ago
Writing

Writing about Understanding - The Paris Review

Paragraphs are often overlooked in writing, but they play a crucial role in conveying ideas and organizing thoughts.
The quoted paragraph focuses on the perspective and feelings of a character, highlighting the contrast between her desires and those of the other characters. [ more ]
Hcn
7 months ago
Writing

A momentous trade illuminates what's true

A polished shard of abalone shell holds sentimental value for the author and serves as a reminder of their writing abilities.
Terwilliger Hot Springs in Oregon provided a refuge for the author during a difficult time in their life. [ more ]
Woweee this is deceptive.

Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated Writers https://t.co/YjxxCN1c38
Futurism
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated Writers

Sports Illustrated has been publishing articles by AI-generated authors.
The AI-generated authors have no social media presence or publishing history. [ more ]
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Independent
7 months ago
Books

'Actors go through the wringer, I didn't want that any more' - Love/Hate's Susan Loughnane on giving up acting to write children's books

Susan Loughnane, known for her acting career, has now turned to writing children's books inspired by her own kids.
Loughnane discovered she has ADHD after experiencing memory loss during her pregnancy and writing a novel. [ more ]
Independent
7 months ago
Books

'Actors go through the ringer, I didn't want that anymore' - Love/Hate's Susan Loughnane on giving up acting to write children's books

Author Susan Loughnane has published five children's books inspired by her own kids
Loughnane discovered she has ADHD after experiencing memory loss during pregnancy [ more ]
Independent
7 months ago
Books

'Actors go through the wringer, I didn't want that any more' - Love/Hate's Susan Loughnane on giving up acting to write children's books

Susan Loughnane, known for her acting career, has now turned to writing children's books inspired by her own kids.
Loughnane discovered she has ADHD after experiencing memory loss during her pregnancy and writing a novel. [ more ]
Independent
7 months ago
Books

'Actors go through the ringer, I didn't want that anymore' - Love/Hate's Susan Loughnane on giving up acting to write children's books

Author Susan Loughnane has published five children's books inspired by her own kids
Loughnane discovered she has ADHD after experiencing memory loss during pregnancy [ more ]
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Futurism
7 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Sports Illustrated Published Articles by Fake, AI-Generated Writers

Sports Illustrated has been publishing articles by AI-generated authors.
The AI-generated authors have no social media presence or publishing history. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Writing

A new start after 60: I lost my sight, fell in a canal - and became the writer I'd always wanted to be

Roger Cowell's loss of vision due to a genetic condition affected his independence and daily life.
Writing became a therapeutic outlet for Cowell to process his experiences and find solace.
Cowell's writing, despite his vision impairment, was surprisingly legible and encouraged by his wife. [ more ]
Smashing Magazine
7 months ago
Web development

A Few Ways CSS Is Easier To Write In 2023 - Smashing Magazine

Modern CSS features have made writing CSS easier.
New CSS features work together to make styles more succinct, resilient, and defensive. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh: Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character'

Writing a full-length novel that followed traditional conventions felt like an act of rebellion for the author.
The author used the novel as a Trojan horse to sneak in subversive ideas.
The protagonist of the novel, Eileen, is a revisionary take on a wintry noir drama. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
8 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write at first but eventually settled on a character named Cass Barnes.
The novel explores the lives of Cass and her family, as well as larger societal issues like extremism and environmental devastation. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
Books

Ottessa Moshfegh: Everyone asked me why I had written such a disgusting female character'

Writing a full-length novel that followed traditional conventions felt like an act of rebellion for the author.
The author used the novel as a Trojan horse to sneak in subversive ideas.
The protagonist of the novel, Eileen, is a revisionary take on a wintry noir drama. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
8 months ago
Books

The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

The author struggled to decide what to write at first but eventually settled on a character named Cass Barnes.
The novel explores the lives of Cass and her family, as well as larger societal issues like extremism and environmental devastation. [ more ]
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the Guardian
8 months ago
Books

'The book took me about a decade': the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted writers on the stories behind their novels

Notes don't tell you anything about a novel's voice, which is the most important thing about it.
The book is not just about Cass but also about her family, each with their own problems connected to their shared past. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
8 months ago
Books

AS Byatt obituary

AS Byatt was a prolific novelist who prioritized writing above all else.
She experienced the death of her son and it deeply impacted her creative career.
Byatt's novels were seen as a complement to her teaching work and a response to the academic environment. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
1 month ago
Writing

It takes more than individual agency to advance in academe (opinion)

Writing is presented as a transformative tool for escaping challenging circumstances and advancing professionally. [ more ]
Forbes
2 days ago
Growth hacking

How To Use Writing As A Tool To Grow Your Personal Brand

Personal branding is essential for standing out in a competitive landscape by showcasing unique strengths, values, and expertise through writing. [ more ]
Forbes
2 weeks ago
Artificial intelligence

AI Content Detectors Don't Work (The Biggest Mistakes They Have Made)

AI content detectors often struggle to differentiate between human and AI-generated content, leading to potential authenticity issues. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 weeks ago
New York City

The Last Rave

Entering a surreal world during the summer of 2020. [ more ]
The Atlantic
2 weeks ago
Writing

You Can't Write Your Way Out of Grief

The feeling of grief can't be cured but can be comforted by the words of others. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 month ago
Writing

R.O. Kwon's Jade Rings

R.O. Kwon finds strength and comfort in ancestral jade rings, exploring themes of faith, desire, and long-held beliefs in her writing. [ more ]
Hackernoon
1 year ago
Writing

How to Succeed as a Content Writer | HackerNoon

Finding a job you love, like writing, can be fulfilling even if not aiming for traditional success in the field. [ more ]
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