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Tricks Of The Trade

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Want to read like a writer? You can start by checking out Miranda July's reading list in Vice. But don't expect any recommendations - unless you consider "milk carton" or "billboards" valuable tips. [Vice via Huffington Post]


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Want to really read like a writer?

1) Open bottle of gin

2) Drink

3) Open book your friend from college, who became a doctor wrote in his spare time.

4) Drink

5) criticize everything in it

6) Drink

7) wonder how he got published when your character-driven masterpiece sits amid a stack of rejection letters.

8) Drink

9) Get new bottle

10) repeat