While writers often express the need for fewer restrictions in their writing lives, one author argues that implementing limitations may actually lead to surprising—and productive—results.
Poet Harryette Mullen explains how daily walks inspired her most recent collection, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes From a Tanka Diary (Graywolf Press, 2013), and shares a selection of poems from the book.
A number of writers—including Dickens, Thoreau, Woolf, and Wordsworth, to name a few—have turned to walking for inspiration. This essay explores the myriad benefits that ambulatory excercise can have on the creative life.
Channeling some of our earliest memories, and specifically the physical objects that often exist at the center of such recollections, can prove to be a productive writing exercise—and might just open the floodgates to inspiration.
Jason Segel will play David Foster Wallace in a new film adaptation; author and poet John Yau considers John Ashbery’s contributions to art criticism; Barnes & Noble’s chairman sells two million shares of his company's stock; and other news.
Phaidon has hired Judith Regan to head a new multimedia imprint; the National Library of Norway intends to scan every Norwegian book in existence; a Charles Bukowski-themed bar will open this Friday in California; and other news.
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Peter Winkler addresses the harsh realities of self-publishing; BuzzFeed breaks down Neil Gaiman’s popularity; Boris Kachka on the National Book Awards; a look at rejection letters; and other news.
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In the Millions, Bill Morris explores why Ragtime is a classic American novel; 2013 Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton discusses writing techniques; the New Yorker psychoanalyzes anonymous writers; and other news.