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Newsletter No. 25: ‘Painting the Forth Bridge’

Link: Newsletter No. 25: ‘Painting the Forth Bridge’ by Richard Carter. Published 28 Jan 2022.

I liked this note on how difficult it is to ever complete a nonfiction book, which I think you could apply to any creative work:

One of the dubious delights of writing nonfiction (or factual writing, as I prefer to think of it) is its undefinitiveness. Even if you’ve said everything that needs to be said on a topic, inevitably new facts emerge to make your former thoughts out of date, or, at the very least, in need of modification.

(+1 point for the Fall ref)