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Guest Post: The Best Advice I’ve Gotten From Other Writers

From Vonnegut: Start the Story The legendary Kurt Vonnegut came to Washington University in St. Louis in May of my senior year, and I got to interview him for the school paper. Two things he said stuck with me. The first was that the internet was just a fad, and he was wrong about that, although sometimes I wish he hadn’t been. The other thing he said was, when you’re done with your first draft, […]

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Guest Post: Ben H. Winters and The Theory of Rotating Dessert

I am not the kind of writer, in general, who goes around giving advice to other writers, because I feel like I have no idea and am making the whole thing up as I go along, every day. (It is my impression, by the way, that most writers to some degree feel this same sense of day-to-day fraudulence, which I call writer’s blech—as opposed to writer’s block—but I think a lot of other writers are […]

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