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William Gibson on Cultivating a “Personal Micro-Culture”

We [are] shaped as writers, I believe, not much by who our favorite writers are as by our general experience of fiction…Not direct emulation, but rather a matter of a personal micro-culture.

— William Gibson

Consumption is underrated

Consumption gets a bad rap because finding and enjoying the good stuff is hard.

That’s why it’s worth it.

— CJ Chilvers

See also: Gabriel Zaid’s constellations of books

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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