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Practical Writers Need Impractical Play


I love paradox. The most important insights I’ve found came wrapped in paradox. For example, play is by definition doing something that has no practical purpose. Yet play provides essential, practical rewards. Shigeru Miyamoto, inventor of Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda, told The New Yorker, “Anything that is impractical can […]

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The P-word


What a strange prejudice we have against play. But play is essential to creativity. If you’re feeling stuck with your writing, play is the prescription.

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