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There is a great freedom to it. You set your own hours and pace, you write without anyone looking over your shoulder and telling you what to do. It either happens or it doesn’t, but when it does there is an amazing sense of fulfillment to it. It’s like improvising jazz on a piano or saxophone. What comes out may have roots in something else, but you’ve made it yours. Michael Connelly, to The New York Times, on the best thing about being a writer
What happens when a Canadian author receives the Nobel Prize for literature? Too much happiness, if such a thing is possible when it comes to book sales. The Globe & Mail’s “Alice Munro’s Book Sales Soar”
For a generation of readers, it is easy to imagine that the most important thing John Gregory Dunne ever did was die on Joan Didion. Kelsey Osgood’s “Mr. Didion,” in The American Reader
Fail and fail better and keep failing. James McBride’s advice to aspiring authors via
But the thing that makes a good life isn’t constantly being saintly—it’s just continuing to do shit. We spend so much time waiting to start to live. From Larissa MacFarquhar’s “The Tragedy of Aaron Swartz”
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