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Arjun Basu
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This is the best slide show ever. 

I wish I were joking.
Our 50 favorite sandwich recipes, from grilled cheese to pan bagnat.
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I wrote another stupid post on my blog.
We're sharing stuff. Lots of stuff. My last book was partly about this (and that last book is out in paperback this summer – preorder now! And if you don't like reading, you can get it as an audiobook too!). Not completely but more than one review talked about the “age of oversharing” or ...
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You can also read random passages from my first draft here:
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Audio book is out. If you hate to read.
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New blog post. Because every once in a while, you gotta write a new blog post.

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I believe I'm three quarters of the way through the first draft of my new novel. If I'm following the outline (which has become more like a well-thought out list of well-thought out suggestions rather than an actual set of, you know, instructions that I'm supposed to heed), then I'm three ...
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What's the difference between writers and monsters?

Haha, trick question, there is no difference.
As a writer, I'm very protective of first drafts. Or have been. For some writers, first drafts are throw-aways, warm-ups, and nothing more. I've read of some writers that literally throw away their first drafts and start over because now the story is inside them or something.
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Agreed.
Charlie Hebdo is not for those who like subtlety and suavity in their satire. Credit Photograph by Bertrand Guay/Pool/AP
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And then, finally, this is my "magazine" on Flipboard. Neat Stuff magazine.
By Arjun Basu | The magazine of neat stuff
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For those who wonder how things are going with me, writing wise, you can keep tabs here:
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I'm an old cynic but I found this heartwarming.... +Air Canada 
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Photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans; Boeddhamummie (Drents Museum) (MMC / Jan van Esch) What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back to the 11th or 12th century was recently revealed to be quite a bit more. A CT scan and endoscopy carried out by the Netherlands-based Drents Museum at the M
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Writer, Editor @arjunbasu
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Eating carbs
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I write. I don't bite. Unless you ask nicely.
Introduction
I write. I do stupid stuff on Twitter @arjunbasu. My website is www.arjunbasu.com. My novel Waiting for the Man, is out now. You can buy it where ever you please.
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Impervious to existentialism
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Waiting for the Man
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Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Joe, a 35-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York company, feels disillusioned with

CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden...
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Photo by M. Elsevier Stokmans; Boeddhamummie (Drents Museum) (MMC / Jan van Esch) What looks like a traditional statue of Buddha dating back

Here Be Monsters » Arjun Basu
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As a writer, I'm very protective of first drafts. Or have been. For some writers, first drafts are throw-aways, warm-ups, and nothing more.

Sly Stone awarded millions in unpaid royalties after court ruling
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FACT is the UK's best online music magazine and home to the weekly FACT mix series.

A Rare Flipped Iceberg in Antarctica Photographed by Alex Cornell
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While on an expedition to Antarctica last month, photographer Alex Cornell witnessed a massive iceberg flip, revealing a strangely transluce

The New Thing » Arjun Basu
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I'm reading this Sunday at a bar on Crescent Street. Not by myself, because that would be unbelievably awful, but with a bunch of other writ

Scenes From the Making of a Novel » Arjun Basu
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What does it look like to write a book? It's a stupid question. I wrote Waiting for the Man over a long period, in many different circumstan

I’m Not Making A Single Resolution » Arjun Basu
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I don't believe in resolutions. I'd like to say I don't believe in New Year's at all, since the calendar is a human construct, but that's no

The Day North Korea Outdid Itself » Arjun Basu
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Dennis Rodman went to North Korea and became friends with Kim Jong Un, a despotic – and short – heir to the world's longest running…somethin

Want to influence the world? Map reveals the best languages to speak
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New method of measuring cultural transmission suggests some tongues spread ideas better than others

I Haven’t Written Anything Here for a Long Time » Arjun Basu
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You may use these HTML tags and attributes: . Share | | RSS or Atom. Blog. I Haven't Written Anything Here for a Long Time. 5 Dec 2014 ...

The Unthinking: der Giller Part Two » Arjun Basu
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The thing about getting nominated for a major award but not really getting nominated is the potential of it. The glimpse it affords to the o

der Giller » Arjun Basu
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You don't write to be loved. Or remembered. Or compensated. I mean, all of those things are nice, but that's not why you write. It is not a

So You Want To Be Cool? » Arjun Basu
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The Giller Prize longlist was announced today. I'm on it. It was announced in Montreal. My son goes to school across the street from where i

Sea plankton have been found on the International Space Station – but ho...
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Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Solovyev says the plankton were blown up into space by air currents on earth

Does Size Matter? » Arjun Basu
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It appears now we are entering a phase when a lot of talk about writing can be lumped under “size matters.” Or doesn't. This depends on who

Post Vacation Thoughts – and The Types of People Who Should Buy My Book ...
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I went on vacation. We went to Maine and ate a lot of things from the ocean that once lived in shells. As in, if it was in a shell at some p

#Love: Virtually No Sex | TechCrunch
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Sex. The human race is crazy about it. It's even been suggested that every human achievement has been driven by our innate desire to mate. B

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic
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Spanish expedition maps trash in all five ocean collection zones for the first time and makes a discovery.