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Bird by Bird 20 years on: Two decades of one of the great writing manuals

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the books periodically cited as a key primer for aspirant writers is Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, penned by Anne Lamott and first published in 1994. It’s one of the few writing manuals ever to be immortalized on film – something that as far as I’m [...]

Has Patreon brought writer patronage into the Kickstarter era?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 25, 2014 // 2 Comments

A new online funding platform called Patreon invites its users to “Be a Patron of the Arts” and “Support and engage with the creators you love.” Targeting all forms of creativity, including scientists and educationalists as well as practitioners of the arts, Patreon offers a [...]

What we can learn from the troubles of Martha Stewart

By Joanna Cabot
November 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

I’ve seen reporting pretty much everywhere about the troubles facing Martha Stewart and her company these days. She’s laying off staff and folding magazines, she’s reporting a 17 percent decline in revenues and she’s taking for herself the lion’s share of her [...]

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