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On living in Manhattan, by Zadie Smith (a most wonderful piece of writing)

There is so much good about this piece by Zadie Smith that if I started pulling in quotes from it, I would essentially replicate it.  It’s an effortless read, and yet even as I was reading it, I could feel how great it is. I had the feeling of racing down a high mountain on skis, exhilarated and impressed by the beauty and amazed how fast I am going and then it is done.

So, yes, I recommend you read: Find Your Beach by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books.

 

On the shocking decline in the income of writers

The writing business is getting more and more difficult as this Guardian article illustrates and with woeful stories of the income (or lack of it) that well known authors make. The decline is shocking.

Anyone considering writing for a living should read this.