Sunday, January 11, 2015

Writers Speak About Writing, Part 1: Charlie Rose Show

Writing is work. Hard work. Work that might lead you down a dead end. But we do it because at its best, it reveals something about us as we deal with others and ourselves in this mystery called life.

Renowned interviewer Charlie Rose has featured numerous writers on his PBS program, and this 14-minute video includes segments from six of them: Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Malcolm Gladwell, Joan Didion, Jonathan Franzen, and Fran Lebowitz. It offers a range of writing-related issues, including observation, style, writer's block, and productivity.