Author Susan Orlean wrote in an essay in Telling True Stories that there are a few questions all writers should ask themselves. The first – and as I see it most important – is “Why did you want to be a writer?” I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the past few years,… Read More Why Do I Want to be a Writer?
I love looking back at David Foster Wallace’s teaching materials. They’re an interesting look into the mind of one of America’s most popular (and perhaps greatest) writers of the past few decades (some would argue century). The achieves are why I read Renata Adler’s “Speedboat,” James Baldwin’s “Geovanni’s Room,” and Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer.” (Baldwin’s book… Read More David Foster Wallace’s 5 Grammarian Tips Every Anal Writer Should Know