On this week’s show, I talk to Vanessa Blakeslee about what Aristotle’s Poetics can teach us about fiction writing today,
Plus Kevin Bray writes about reading John Gardner’s On Becoming a Novelist.
This new project–discussing relevant books about the craft of storytelling–is a continuation of a long defunct feature of the show. Two years ago, Jaroslav Kalfař and I discussed Stephen King’s On Writing on episode 6 and John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction on episode 2.
Quoting George Orwell in an shockingly Orwellian way, Amazon has undertaken a weird counter-compaign to the Authors United movement, according to David Streitfield in The Times. Check out the statement from Authors United that led to this counter-campaign.