Inspirational Writing Advice from Charlie Kaufman (Video)

“Failure is a badge of honour; it means you risked failure. If you don’t risk failure you’re never going to do anything that’s different than what you’ve already done, or what somebody else has done.”…

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Creative Breakthroughs: Writing Advice From Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Breakthroughs come from putting an inordinate amount of pressure on yourself and seeing what you can take and hoping that you grow some new muscles. It’s not really this mystical – it’s like repeated practice…

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Richard Flanagan’s Writing Shack

“There are no distractions; in the end all that stands between me and writing the book I wish to write is my own mediocrity and complete lack of talent.” Bruny Island is located off the…

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Setting a Story in Motion: Michael Arndt on the Lessons He Learned at Pixar

Michael Arndt is the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Little Miss Sunshine. He wrote the first draft of this, his debut script, in just three days (but went on to do around 100 revisions before the film was…

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What is Literature for? The School of Life Explains

“Literature deserves its prestige for one reason above all others: because it’s a tool to help us live and die with a little more wisdom, goodness and sanity.” As writers and book lovers, we know…

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