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News, Updates, and Occasional Writing from Will Buckingham

Writing Without the Hard Grind

Writing Without the Hard Grind

Writing doesn't have to involve misery.

No Place Like Home: Witchcraft and Gentrification in Myanmar

No Place Like Home: Witchcraft and Gentrification in Myanmar

On witchcraft and gentrification in Yangon (republished from the SEA Globle).

Nietzsche’s Ten Commandments for Writers

Nietzsche’s Ten Commandments for Writers

Advice on writing from the most literary of all philosophers.

On the Art of Staring into Space

On the Art of Staring into Space

Creativity happens when you find the courage to do absolutely nothing

Soft Work: Notes Towards a Manifesto

Soft Work: Notes Towards a Manifesto

Don't work harder. Work softer.

Architecture & Conjuring: How to Build Convincing Worlds

Architecture & Conjuring: How to Build Convincing Worlds

Two approaches to world-building

On Laziness and Creativity

On Laziness and Creativity

Writing and the virtues of slacking off

‘Good for Publicity’: My Book Reading from Hell

‘Good for Publicity’: My Book Reading from Hell

A horror story from the wilds of Suffolk

Calvino’s Surprising Advice on Writing, Editing and Life

Calvino’s Surprising Advice on Writing, Editing and Life

How to stop getting weighed down.