Inga Beck

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A writer walks into a bank: Facing the financial fallout from a life dedicated to art

The pain of admitting to a mortgage officer “I write realistic fiction” for a living is almost too much to bear<p>The mortgage broker is very polite and very young. He grew up in town and graduated high school a few years ahead of one of my kids. His initial questions regarding the refinancing of my …

7 Tried-and-True Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block

Productivity Advice I Learned From People Smarter Than Me

<i>Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of</i> <i>The Obstacle Is The Way</i><i>, the founder of</i> <i>Brass Check Marketing</i> <i>and gives</i> <i>monthly book recommendations</i> <i>to 30,000 people here.</i><p>Like all people, I’d like to think I am a productive person. If I am, however, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: …

Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

Neil Gaiman tells Gaby Wood that every fairy tale is a loaded gun<p>"You don't need princes to save you," says Neil Gaiman, speaking about his new fairy tale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. "I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men." And so, in his slim, gilded, …

5 'Harry Potter' Fan Theories You'll Think Are So Crazy They Might Just Be True

This is not a part of the Hogwarts curriculum. The last <i>Harry Potter</i> book may have come out in 2007 and the last movie in 2011, but fans still debate the intricacies and nuances of J.K. Rowling's masterful and magical series. True Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins alike will …