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20 Great Writers on Motivating Yourself To Write, No Matter What

As April ushers in sunshine and flowers, and the spring holidays have adherents talking about new beginnings, the writing world is overflowing with …


The Craft of Poetry: A Semester with Allen Ginsberg

<i>Elissa Schappell | The Paris Review | 1995 | 63 minutes (15,685 words)</i><p>We’re excited to reprint Elissa Schappell‘s essay, “The Craft of Poetry: A …


Susan Sontag on Storytelling, What It Means to Be a Moral Human Being, and Her Piercing Advice to Writers

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.”<p><b>Susan Sontag</b> (January 16, 1933–December 28, 2004) spent a lifetime contemplating the role of writing in both the inner world of the writer and outer universe of readers, which we call culture — from her prolific essays and talks …


35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Book Review: How to Write a Thesis by Umberto Eco

<i>Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. This is its first, long</i> …

Van Gogh: Less Crazy After All These Years?

No myth about art and artists abides as pervasively as that of Vincent Van Gogh, the mad genius. To mark the grand reopening of the renovated Van …