Lots of great artistic things were happening twenty-five years ago, in 1993.
Frasier was giving us sophisticated comedy each week on TV. Groundhog Day was blowing our minds at the movie theaters. The Bridges of Madison County was sweeping its way up the bestseller list. Angels in America took Broadway with shock-and-awe intensity. Continue reading “Something to Celebrate”
I’ve worked at Gotham Writers for 20 years (miraculous, since I’m a wee lass of 29) and this is by far the easiest question to answer.
We don’t have one.
Now I know it sounds a bit like I’m selling snake oil when I say that. But absolute truth: our teachers are the best you’re going to find. Anywhere. Continue reading “Who is your best teacher?”
You watched or read Annie Proulx’s recent speech at the National Book Awards, didn’t you?
If you didn’t, you really must. Her talk is at once urgent and quirky and eloquent and moving, like her novels. And the most important part might be her opening line:
Although this award is for lifetime achievement, I didn’t start writing until I was 58. Continue reading “Not Too Late”