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How Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides Write

What makes a good writing habit? Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides sat down at The 2016 New Yorker Festival on October 7th to discuss. The two agreed that eight hundred words makes for a banner day. But Eugenides spends six to eight hours at his desk in a sitting, while Smith believes that her work goes bad after four. “A lot of the time for me was spent in anxiety or kind of nausea or fear, and that’s all been cut down,” she said.
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