Friday, August 12, 2011

Lev Grossman on Writing

If you liked Lev Grossman's book The Magicians (I know I did) and are looking forward to reading the sequel, The Magician King, then you'll enjoy this article. In Writing the Magician King, Grossman describes the process of writing the novel. It's an interesting story, with some nice insights into the life of a writer. Here's an excerpt.
There’s a reason they don’t have reality shows about writers: it’s not visual. There’s nothing to see and not much to tell. When you’re really getting stuff done, you’re just sitting in a chair with a laptop and trying to type fast enough to keep up with the movie in your brain. That’s the glamorous life of the writer for you.
To learn more about the book, check out Upping the Ante: A Review of Lev Grossman's The Magician King.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting essay from Grossman. I like the ''bin'' thing. Reminds me of Adam Savage's TED Talk. Thanks.