An offering of writing advice by writer and critic Yanyi.
Send a Letter
Postscript: On cultural capitalism and talent
How to become someone chosen?
On knowledge as a trapping net
What to do with the knowing we have—what we want from what we know.
Writing strategies for perfectionism
Writing against the (Platonic) form.
Writing friendships and saying yes
My best writing friends have come out of situations when I’ve just said yes.