Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Boy, do I love Jennifer Egan after watching this. She hits on a number of ideas about writing that I also hold, but two of them really hit home with me: one, that this ought to be fun; two, there’s nothing preventing a writer from doing something different each time out.
I’ve been working on a couple of interviews lately, and in one of them I went into the variety of material I have in my writing locker — everything from chick lit (soon to come) to historical novels to dystopian to a thriller. And the thing that Egan brings to her writing is precisely what I hope to do with each of these projects. A fresh approach, something unique, something provocative, new, and fun.
I haven’t read A Visit From The Goon Squad yet, but it’s shooting up my TBR list with a bullet after this interview. Part of the book is done in PowerPoint, believe it or not!
By the way, anytime someone complains that female writers aren’t taken seriously, I’m going to say two words. Jennifer. Egan.