“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”

“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.”

Joan Didion Remembers the Day Julian Wasser Took Her Portrait

Joan Didion Remembers the Day Julian Wasser Took Her Portrait

Vogue spoke with Joan Didion and Julian Wasser about his portraits of her, now in Wasser’s new monograph, The Way We Were.

Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: An Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating the Capacity for Creative Observation | Brain Pickings

Lynda Barry’s Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating a Capacity for Creative Observation

Lynda Barry’s Syllabus: An Illustrated Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary and Cultivating the Capacity for Creative Observation | Brain Pickings

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Wilde, Plath, and more.

Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Wilde, Plath, and more.

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work.  “Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work

How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a Tool of Discipline, a Hedge Against Self-Doubt, and a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work. “Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does.”

Because it's Joan Didion's birthday, here are some of her very best quotes

Because it’s Joan Didion’s birthday, here are some of her very best quotes

Because it's Joan Didion's birthday, here are some of her very best quotes

“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.”

James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.”

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life — Life Learning — Medium

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life — Life Learning — Medium

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