Thoughts and Inspiration for Creative Writers

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Links: Oulipo, Paris, and Bad Writing Advice

Posted on | January 29, 2013 | 8 Comments

Here’s a quick list of links to recent publishing and writing-related articles that we enjoyed:

(Also…see the comments below and join in the discussion.  How do you get past those wasted minutes?)

Jeffrey Eugenides’s Advice to Young Writers

“To die your whole life. Despite the morbidity, I can’t think of a better definition of the writing life. There’s something about writing that demands a leave-taking, an abandonment of the world, paradoxically, in order to see it clearly. This retreat has to be accomplished without severing the vital connection to the world, and to people, that feeds the imagination. It’s a difficult balance.”


How the Creative Response of Artists and Activists Can Transform the World

“For me, creative response is the antidote to the individualism, consumerism and cynicism that now define our culture.”


The End of Oulipo? An Attempt at Exhausting a Movement

“Whatever one’s methods, avant-garde art must stage a continual intervention in the status quo if it is to resist being co-opted, and defused, by the mainstream.”


Punk in the University


Bad Writing Advice From Famous Authors


Top 10 Philosophers’ Novels


Poetry and Paris



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