November 2012

Bookmark This: Lies Writers Tell Themselves

The Awl's Alexander Chee shares an essential guide to existence. All writers take note:

21 Lies Writers Tell Themselves (And How They Can Stop Lying To Themselves And Become Awesome!)*

1. Underwear is definitely pants.

This has been an issue, I believe, ever since the first writer ever worked at home.

Bookmark This: How to Be the Writer in the Family

Bookmark This: The Rumpus Interviews Nanette Vonnegut

Below we've excerpted The Rumpus's excellent interview with Kurt Vonnegut's daughter, Nanette Vonnegut. You can read the full text interview here.

Bookmark This: Joan Didion and the art of political narrative

Looking toward the election last week, David L. Ulin wrote in Jacket Copy about Joan Didion's Political Fictions, a collection of essays about the American experience. Read Ulin's commentary below or at


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November 2012

Bookmark This: David Foster Wallace's "The Nature of the Fun"

"The Nature of the Fun" is an uncollected David Foster Wallace essay about the relationship between a writer and his work. Bookmark this page or enjoy the essay re-posted below.