“Stare at blank screen, try not to cry.”
“You must catch, with your bare hands, the smallest of the crows.”
Murakami is here for you.
Exploring subjects from skateboarding to Sylvia Plath, and attempting to write your first novel to jumping into the sea, these are some of our favorite essays we published this year. *Ranked in no particular order*
Fresh off of an MLS Cup win and the release of his new book Coming Out to Play, the soccer star visited BuzzFeed to talk fashion, ping-pong, and more!
“If Vonnegut could see through myths about war, why couldn’t he transcend myths about sexual violence?”
All fathers are fictional.
John Darnielle, author of Wolf in White Van and lead singer of The Mountain Goats, on finding inspiration in his inbox.
The first rule of desk club is make your own goddamn desk.
The British author died today aged 94. Here are some words to remember her by.
The author of over 20 books, including An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and Children of Men, died peacefully this morning.
“I’d like the white space more if there was more stuff in it.” Clients From Hell has compiled stories about all the worst clients in the world. Here are some of the best.
How learning about death changed everything.
I hear handstands get the blood flowing to your brain.
Adam Mansbach, author of Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Have To Fucking Eat, on writing children’s books for adults and making time for his own daughter.
Oh don’t mind me, I’m just sitting here, typing away in my one-bedroom Upper East Side apartment, smoking cigs and wearing Louboutins.
“Just a quick snack, and then I’ll start…”
Because a letter in the mail beats a text message, every time.
David Cronenberg talks hand tattoos, Stephen King, writing fantastic sex scenes, and being an author who loves the internet.
On being a woman, writing in the age of the internet, and making friends on Twitter.
Become a writer, they said. It will be fun, they said.
Because writer’s block is the worst.
“It’s like chasing butterflies and trying not to crush them.”
An incredible group of authors discuss why they chose to go long.
The story of the only undocumented writer to graduate from the University of Michigan’s MFA program.
Chances are you had a pillow and a bag with extra clothes in your office.