October 3rd, 2014 / 12:53 pm

“Publish work you do not understand. Stop sending messages that say ‘We absolutely loved this, but can’t quite wrap our heads around it.’ Take it around. Stop coveting. Stop having dinner in a glossy photo album. Nudge over in your mind that anyone wants you to billboard a new story by Richard Bausch or Joey Lawrence whoever else. Don’t be afraid to take a shit. Stop worrying about where things are headed. Stop looking for the next twitter, or the current twitter.”

Blake Butler, “Lit Mags as an Empty Mob Scene & yes I know this is an oink,” the post that changed my life.

One Comment

  1. Melissa Broder

      ‘don’t be afraid to take a shit’