Feb 25

Writing while standing on the subway


I used to wonder how Maud Newton had managed to write so much great book journalism while also holding down what one of her bios calls “an incredibly unsexy day job in legal publishing.”

Then, recently, I came across a culture diary she kept for the Paris Review in 2010…

If I’m using a pen (as I often am, though I have been known to edit my drafts with eyeliner) I’m usually tinkering with things I’ve already written.

Sometimes I write little sections on my phone. I can do it with one hand if necessary! I know a lot of people resort to this nowadays, but I’d love to know exactly how many.

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