Joan Didion creates for herself a kind of incubation period for ideas, articulated in this 1968 interview:    I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in.

The Daily Routines of Great Writers

Community Post: 20 Essential Joan Didion Quotes That Will Make You Wish You Were A Writer

How to Make Your Book Club Last: Author Sloane Crosley’s 6 Super-Simple Tips | Madewell Musings | Bloglovin’

How to Make Your Book Club Last: Author Sloane Crosley’s 6 Super-Simple Tips (Madewell Musings)

October 28, 2013 -- David Sedaris writes about his youngest sister’s suicide and reflects on the time he spent with his family at the beach.

Now We Are Five

In this week's issue, David Sedaris writes about his youngest sister’s suicide and reflects on the time he spent with his family at the beach

Joan Didion Packing List - Test Driving the Joan Didion White Album Packing List

That Time I Let Joan Didion Pack My Weekend Bag

Joan Didion Packing List - Test Driving the Joan Didion White Album Packing List - Pack each others' bags without checking them before you leave (except purses or wallets or whatever). I really want to do this with a friend and/or partner sometime.

Author Sloane Crosley Gets Inside the Minds of Men   - Esquire.com

Author Sloane Crosley Gets Inside the Minds of Men

Author Sloane Crosley Gets Inside the Minds of Men - Esquire.com

The novelist behind The Clasp is one of Esquire's 2015 breakouts.

Author Sloane Crosley Gets Inside the Minds of Men

The novelist behind The Clasp is one of Esquire's 2015 breakouts.

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