Sarah

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The Word Shed

Every afternoon, when my father arrived home from his job as the features editor at a newspaper in Dublin, he disappeared into his writing shed. To get there, you had to squeeze your way past the coal bin, the lawnmower, cans of petrol and paint, ancient bicycle parts. The shed always smelled damp …

Instead of Sobbing, You Write Sentences: An Interview with Charles D'Ambrosio

In an essay from his new book, “Loitering,” Charles D’Ambrosio recounts a trip he took to the “rudiments of an eco-village” in East Austin: “I was more than willing to believe in a world in which, quite beautifully, nothing was outcast or lost or abandoned.” But in these essays, he seeks precisely …

Gestation of Ideas: On Vertical Writing and Living

<b>Tobias Wolff</b> said that before <b>Andre Dubus</b> became his friend, “he was one of my masters, in the unwitting way that writers sometimes serve as masters …

How To Write A Personal Essay

<i>Leslie Jamison's incredible new essay collection,</i> The Empathy Exams<i>, covers topics ranging from random violence to HBO's</i> Girls <i>to abortion to bad</i> …

Creative Writing

Walking, Researching, Remembering: W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn as Essay --- Patrick Madden | Numéro Cinq

W. G. Sebald<p>The movie writer/director Ron Shelton once told me he figured he had enough material for a movie when he had enough for twelve movies. …

Students, stop working in sketchbooks

Free your mind and vastly improve your design process by making these simple changes<p>You take a trip to your local art shop. You are starting a new …

Productivity

Robert MacFarlane – in the footsteps of Laurie Lee

Best known for his bucolic memoir Cider With Rosie, Lee was born 100 years ago. The brilliant sequel – an account of an epic walk through Depression-era England and scorching Spain – is far from rose-tinted<p>The two great walks of 20th-century English literature began within a few months of each …