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July 17, 2020
Kameelah Janan Rasheed on how to keep going
July 10, 2020
Danez Smith on writer's block
October 9, 2019
Zola Jesus on making a living as a musician
October 9, 2019
Leron Thomas on making a living as a musician
October 9, 2019
Fat Tony on making a living as a musician
November 20, 2018
Hermione Hoby on creating your own path
November 2, 2018
Artist Bhenji Ra on refusing to be political in her work
July 22, 2018
Cat Power on songwriting
July 5, 2018
Visual artists on the career advice they’ve found most valuable
June 15, 2018
Visual artists on what’s most helped them to become financially stable
May 3, 2018
Writer Melissa Broder on writing your first novel
March 26, 2018
Thor Harris on how to stay healthy
March 20, 2018
Tracey Thorn on doing what you want
March 20, 2018
Nona Hendryx on how to be an artist
February 12, 2018
Todd Barry on being a working comic
February 12, 2018
Georgia Hubley on being in it for the long haul
February 7, 2018
Maggie Nelson on first drafts
January 24, 2018
Gaby Cepeda on the resources needed to make art
January 23, 2018
David OReilly on making sure you keep going
January 9, 2018
Mrs. Smith on how to do your own thing
January 5, 2018
TCI readers on emotionally preparing for 2018
December 29, 2017
TCI readers on what they accomplished this year
December 21, 2017
TCI readers on starting something new
December 21, 2017
Torres on the benefits of persona
December 15, 2017
TCI readers on what's holding them back
December 8, 2017
Pedro Reyes on setting and breaking rules
November 22, 2017
Farha (thebootydiaries) on making work that doesn't pay the bills
November 16, 2017
Zia Anger on dealing with criticism
November 9, 2017
Jlin on how she creates
November 7, 2017
Matthew Barney on avoiding burnout
November 1, 2017
Morgan Parker on writing poems for right now
October 27, 2017
Clifford Owens on what you really need as an artist
October 25, 2017
Gerardo Contreras on being a curator
October 18, 2017
Mychal Denzel Smith on writing a bestseller
October 18, 2017
Julien Baker on taking in feedback productively
October 12, 2017
Hilton Als on orchestrating your writing life
October 5, 2017
Cynthia Daignault on making large-scale projects
October 3, 2017
Yumna Al-Arashi on showing your work
September 25, 2017
Anohni on considering your audience
September 22, 2017
Jim Hosking on why you should make films
September 6, 2017
Tamara Yajia on getting attention for your work
August 28, 2017
Matt Berninger on success
August 22, 2017
Melissa Broder on dealing with rejection
August 17, 2017
Bret Easton Ellis on dealing with bad reviews
August 11, 2017
Drew Daniel on remembering to love the life that you chose