I was not surprised by the number of notebooks in which Henry James recorded his ideas for stories – he had an intensely active mind, a vivid imagination and, being social – a constant diner-out – he was the recipient of all sorts of snippets, gossip and asides. And he was lonely, another trait of the note-taker. It is not a surprise that he did not get around to using all this material. Some writers struggle to come up with a new idea. Others keep notebooks.
Publication of The Believer magazine is returning to originating entity McSweeney’s, after the people they sold it to, The Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, sold it on to a clickbait farm, who placed it under the purview of a content vertical called the Sex Toy Collective.
Jason Arias on designing the cover for the novel TIME SHELTER: this is not the one that got used, but it’s my favourite of the versions, with that Hilma af Klint vibe: