Jonathan Franzen: More authors should pay attention to the questions…

"To be honest, I'm thinking much more about science than about religion when I'm writing. To me, art itself is a religion and the challenge to it is not religion, it's the hardcore materialism of science. So I spend quite a bit of time trying to make sense of how I seem to have a soul, I have this ghostly consciousness, … » 1/31/12 8:20am 1/31/12 8:20am

Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock And Elmore Leonard's Indispensible…

Get yourself a master class in writing from some of the best living writers. The Guardian has been collecting ten writing tips each from some amazing wordsmiths. Among my favorites: Jonathan Franzen, "The reader is a friend, not an adversary or a spectator." Elmore Leonard, "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." Neil… » 2/22/10 9:30am 2/22/10 9:30am