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What does it mean to ‘excavate’ a literary work?

I’m fascinated by the idea of ‘excavation.’ Gerwig talks about seeing her girlhood in the pages of “Little Women” and excavating that work for her film interpretation. Years ago (when I was 9 or so) I wanted to be an

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The Tyranny of Good – Change Seven Magazine

by Joe Mills My piano playing has improved. I have advanced from the children’s books to the adult ones. I have begun to play the black keys and the white keys in the same song. I have learned a co…

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Freedom, essential software

One of the most valuable tools I have for getting work done is Freedom, an app that blocks the Internet from my computer for a specified period of time. It’s amazing how often I have the urge to just look

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Euphoria over Euphoria

I picked up Lily King’s Euphoria last night and started reading–and immediately felt euphoric! I had forgotten why (if I knew) I wanted to read this book, except for a vague sense that it was supposed to be good, and

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How to Beat Writer’s Block – The New Yorker

Psychologists have studied it—and they know how to defeat it. Source: How to Beat Writer’s Block – The New Yorker

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ArtsEmerson: Public Dialogues

WED, NOV 4 @ 7PM Paramount TheatreInterrogating Whiteness (Part 1)Moderated by Future Boston AllianceFeaturing Walter Mosley, American novelist and recipient of the PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement AwardAfter the death of Trayvon Martin, Walter Mosley wrote in Newsweek, “If we can see

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A House Made of Stars | Change Seven Magazine

Source: A House Made of Stars | Change Seven Magazine

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Tips on naming characters from Jacob M. Appel.

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Unsolicited advice for creative action from Werner Herzog, that old bear.

Opium Teahouse.

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The plight of the overworked writer. Charlotte Bronte: Hands Full | Lapham’s Quarterly

Hands Full | Lapham’s Quarterly.

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