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Daily Archives: November 5, 2011

“you got it kind of backward”

by Rob Friesel

William Gibson: In 1981, it was pretty much every intelligent person’s assumption that on any given day the world could end horribly and pretty well permanently. There was this vast, all-consuming, taken-for-granted, even boring end-of-the-world anxiety that had been around since I was a little kid. So one of the things I wanted to do […]


by Rob Friesel

Just literally put two novels in the attic. And two more into the trash. I’ve been talking with a friend of mine about the recent William Gibson interview in The Paris Review. Somehow that inspired us to discuss all the bad advice that’s out there for writers. All the methods and attitudes that contradict each […]