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Fitness for Writers, and Other News

March 6, 2013 | by


  • “Writing a long novel is like survival training. Physical strength is as necessary as artistic sensitivity.” Mohsin Hamid’s fitness tips for writers.
  • The Vida results are in, and they are, as per usual, damning.
  • “I was bored at work and looking for a distraction.” Maris Kreizman on the birth of Slaughterhouse 90210.
  • It is World Read Aloud Day, should you have a child handy! (An adult will do too.)
  • Why it’s needed? #FictionalCharactersIWantToMarry is a thing. (Reuven Malter, not that you asked.)



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    1. Teresa Y Green | March 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

      I love World Read Aloud Day! Jim Trelease spoke at my college in my freshman year, triggering a series of Read Aloud Parties among my friends. My husband and I read poetry to each other at a bookstore on one of our first dates. I’m so pleased to see the event highlighted!

    2. Sadie Stein | March 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

      I love this idea, Teresa!

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