Craft Capsules

In our weekly series of craft essays, some of the best and brightest minds in contemporary literature explore their craft in compact form, articulating their thoughts about creative obsessions and curiosities in a working notebook of lessons about the art of writing.

Involuntary Ideas

Nuar Alsadir

The author of Animal Joy: A Book of Laughter and Resuscitation reflects on the importance of letting the mind wander to release blocked creativity.