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Writers on writing

I asked some writers about writing. I added some collages to their answers. Enjoy!

  1. What kinds of writing do you write?
  2.  What’s one of your favorite things you’ve written, and why?
  3. What’s something you wrestle with in your writing process?
  4. How would you describe your writing process?
  5. “Hardware” tell-all; for example: Microsoft Word or Google Docs or paper forever? Legal pads or note cards or backs of envelopes? Pencils or pens? No. 2s or mechanical? Bics or Montblancs? Etc.!
  6. A standout feature of your actual desk or virtual desktop that you rather like?
  7. 3 adjectives that describe that ‘writerly feeling’ when you’re in the zone?
  8.  3 adjectives that describe that ‘not so writerly feeling’ when you’re hitting a wall?
  9. What is your Writing Animal Guide (whatever that means to you!) and why?
  10. What’s your top piece of writing advice for grad students embarking on their dissertations?
Alex Baia
Thomas Nail
Pam Eisenbaum
Seth Masket
Eli Sacks (coming soon)
Douglas Rushkoff
Sam Fleischacker
Marco Nathan
Brian Kiteley (coming soon)
Cosmas Shartz
David Thomas
Naomi Reshotko