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Leslie Jamison Writes Into the Trouble
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Leslie Jamison Writes Into the Trouble

Leslie Jamison’s memoir, Splinters , is available now from Little, Brown, so we asked her a few questions about writing, reading, alternative professions, and more. * How do you tackle writers’ block? Back in my youth, I tackled writers’ block in the time-honored ways: binge drinking and massive amounts of baking. I did so much

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7 Books That Celebrate the Healing Magic of Birds
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7 Books That Celebrate the Healing Magic of Birds

Photo by Mark Olsen on Unsplash A California Towhee bounced across the deck, its brown feathers tufted like a baby chick’s, proud and naive-looking all at once. I sat very still, fingers poised on my keyboard, silently watching, not wanting to spook it away. I knew its name—towhee—because I had recently become obsessed with birds,

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16 Writing Challenges to Inspire Your Craft
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16 Writing Challenges to Inspire Your Craft

Writing can get kind of lonely sometimes. Not only that, but it can get stale. Sometimes we fall into a formula when we write books, or we can’t get ourselves past the first few chapters of an idea, or we’re stuck in the dreaded middle section of our novel for what feels like forever. It

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What Should You Read Next? Here Are the Best Reviewed Books of the Week
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What Should You Read Next? Here Are the Best Reviewed Books of the Week

Book Marks logo Kelly Link’s The Book of Love , Calvin Trillin’s The Lede , Diane Oliver’s Neighbors and Other Stories, and Ed Zwick’s Hits, Flops and Other Illusions all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week. Brought to you by Book Marks , Lit Hub’s home for book reviews. * Fiction Kelly

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One Woman’s Story
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One Woman’s Story

Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Maybaybutter/Getty Images Plus and Jem Cohen. In 2021 the writer then known as Luc Sante—author of the classic 1991 urban history Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York —sent an email to a group of friends and colleagues. In it, she explained that she was in fact

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