Monday, July 16, 2018

Read and write

The boat has probably already sailed for me, but if you harbour ambitions of a career as a writer/journalist, then you could certainly do worse than heed the advice of Jazmine Hughes. An editor for the New York Times as well as a writer, she has spoken to The Creative Independent's Thora Siemsen about when artistry and being precious about your work is justifiable, the importance of allowing interviews to follow their own course rather than imposing a pre-imagined trajectory on them, the benefits of having mentors (as long as you're prepared to listen to them) and the value of not being a full-time writer ("It's a privilege in that it feels like something I get to do, not that I have to do").

(Thanks to Laura for the link.)

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