Pour a glass of fine scotch and sit back while the boys tackle the peaty stench of inspiration, titles, dictionaries, flash fiction, and more. Then they turn to a lively discussion of that writer’s writer’s writer Lydia Davis, and selections from her collected stories.
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Topics and Reading Discussed
- Lydia Davis’s Collected Stories is 700+ pages of tight and comic prose. For a sample, check out these pieces at NPR.
- Oh, that George Singleton. He’s a man with some wisdom.
- Jack London once gave the following advice: “Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club, and if you don’t get it you will nonetheless get something that looks remarkably like it.”
- Bret Lott also has some words of wisdom for writers, in his essay collections Before We Get Started and Letters & Life.
- For those who love the classics, there’s still much wisdom in Samuel Johnson’s dictionary. (The link is complete with an out-of-date Twitter feed!)
- For yet a different brand of wisdom, we suppose you could turn to Norm MacDonald’s set in the Bob Saget roast.