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Ruthlessness and Art-Making

For some time, the subject of ruthlessness and art-making has lingered in the back of my mind. Like so many nascent ideas, this one has felt warm to the touch but without explicit features. What do I mean by “ruthlessness”? Do great artists posse [...]

What’s Your Favorite Writing Prompt or Exercise?

July 23, 2012

While catching up on New Yorkers this weekend, I ran across a delightful piece by Rebecca Mead, "Earnest." (Read it online.) It's about Jeff Nunokawa, who writes one Facebook note per day. Mead writes: Nunokawa typically takes a literary quotation [...]