Sunday, November 8, 2009

Writers are weird, man!

There’s an excellent article in the Wall Street Journal about how writers write. I found it really fascinating—especially Richard Powers who lays around in bed speaking his novels aloud and Nicholson Baker who wakes at 4 a.m. to write in gray on a black screen so he can’t see it, then goes back to bed and wakes at 8:30 to edit what he had written in his semi-lucid state. Writers are an odd lot!

And in other news, The Book Resort featured a little interview with me today. Read all about my fascinating relationship with the Golden Oreo, among other tidbits.


Anonymous said...

Fun and interesting interview. Although I am glad you vowed to never dog-ear books again. I am anxious to read your book and have preordered it on Amazon.

Little Ms J said...

Wow, great article. Thanks for sharing. It is almost a little overwhelming.

Oh, and I've been wondering about the golden Oreos!

RKCharron said...

Hi Christy :)
Thank you for the link to the article and I loved the interview!
All the best,

Jennie Englund said...

You are such a bright, interesting person!

I really think you'll hit it big with the 2012 theme. Great thinking!

Anne Spollen said...
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Anne Spollen said...

Congrats on the interview.

Yes, writers are an odd lot. Thank God I'm the exception.

Tina Lee said...

I loved the WSJ article. I think we have to be odd, otherwise we'd be totally crazy!

PJ Hoover said...

Yikes! It makes my normal life seem so...normal.

Barbara Slaton said...


I just bought four copies of your book on Amazon -- Wheeeeeeeeee

Hardygirl said...

Great interview!!! I love the Cloisters.

And, I love weird writer habits.


Teri Hall said...

But you seemed so perfectly normal to me, as I am sure I did to you right? RIGHT?

Katie said...

I loved that article. It really validates that there's no right way to do it and it's hard work!!!!!