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Explaining a Novel to Pakistani Intelligence - Columbia Journalism Review
His rejection note was simple, and sensible: You don’t know these people, he said. Sometimes it can take them 10 years to get the joke.

pakistan  free-speech  freedom-of-press  writing 
3 days ago by hthief
Notes from Malcolm Gladwell's Writing Masterclass | Hacker News
”There's a school of thought that runs something like this: the average US citizen isn't very bright, has a limited attention span, and has an appetite only for the superficial. So if you want to write a book about something you feel to be important, you have to sugar the pill - with lots and lots of sugar and make sure it's a very small pill indeed.

Hence the style "American-Folksy." In this genre the author leads the reader gently along by means of first-person narrative, tons of ...
literature  critique  writing 
february 2019 by hthief
George Orwell: Why I Write
Why I Write, the essay of George Orwell. First published: summer 1946 by/in Gangrel, GB, London
essay  writing  literature 
december 2018 by hthief

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