Very cool chart in Lapham’s Quarterly about writers and their working habits… for instance, John Cheever wrote in the basement, Edith Wharton in bed, and Friedrich Schiller in a study (with his feet sometimes submerged in cold water!). Do you have any eccentric writing habits?
Like many writers, I often fantasize about having a physically active job — something like carpentry or construction, where I’d use my hands to do more than type and scribble, and end each day with an actual object I’d created. If you break it down, I suppose those are two very different dreams: the first […]
Stephanie forwarded a link to this terrific post at A Penchant for Paper about deciding what to do with a new Habana notebook. Should I just keep it for the future? … Perhaps it would be better suited to a pocket-sized, portable sketchbook? Or perhaps I could use it to write poetry in. Or perhaps […]
We just started working with Wet Paint Art in very cool pass-around project. Here’s the plan: we send them a Clairefontaine sketchpad, and they ask the artists that visit their store to draw, paint, watercolor, etc. on one of the pages. As each page is completed, Wet Paint Art sends us digital pictures of the […]