What is Your Advice for Young Writers?

Crosley:  It depends on what you want to write. I think that if you want to write essays or cultural criticism or any kind of satire, you sort of have to live in the world to write about it. I think you have to have some sort of job just enough to get annoyed, to bounce off of something. I think if you’re interested in writing fiction, isolation might be a little bit more key. If you can handle both and you can balance both, that’s great; but when you have to manufacture an entire world, I would imagine that you need to be alone with your own strange little thoughts for a little bit longer than having a regular job allows you to do.

Establish yourself in an environment conducive to your style.

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Culture & Religion
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  • Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
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