On Dictating First Drafts

Perfectionists, this one’s for you.

Dictation in the 1890s looked like this.

One of my most pleasurable reading experiences of the year so far has been Melissa Broder’s second novel, Milk Fed, a book I had to read after hearing Broder interviewed by author Lisa Locasio on the podcast LitCit.

It’s a wonderful interview start to finish about sex, death, desire, disordered eating, and a certain kind of Chinese…