These days if a writer is smitten with the idea of writing a new book—a new analysis—of any supposedly well-known person, the obstacles to her research will be enormous.
Blog Posts on Writing and Authors
I’ve been wondering why we in the blessed U.S. seem so frightened of just about everything.
We are all too complicated and contradictory to be explained.
We don’t know how to behave in the woods.
As a young writer publishing my first novel at the time of Roth’s debut, I wondered even then why this gentle, pastel novel received so much attention.
A great collection is always based on a passion. It is not random. It grows from a strong root.
If our coming together seldom includes our work, and is largely social, our influence on our communities is limited.
My surprise almost outweighed my satisfaction when I found that in one letter, written in middle age, Doris referred to the patriarchy.
I have been blessed this week by two immersions in the work of Tennessee Williams, a writer I’ve always adored.
I believe in books printed on paper, and a lot of others do too.