Wednesday, 12 December 2007

John Irving on the Writer's Craft

8 comments:

Mary Witzl said...

What a relief that John Irving doesn't consider himself an intellectual. I'd hate to think that only intellectuals could write books that were beguiling and intelligent; I'd be fresh out of luck.

Paul said...

Mary - I was once accused of being an intellectual simply because I read the Guardian and buy hardback books. If that's all it takes . . .

Mary Witzl said...

Wow. I've got tons of hardback books, and I've read the Guardian since 1982. Heretofore, I've always assumed an intellectual was someone who could read Proust in French and discuss it in words over three syllables. I'd given up hope, but now I read this!

Eryl Shields said...

Haven't actually watched the video yet, but happy Cristmas anyway, X

Mary Witzl said...

Hello, Paul. I've just given you an award. You probably won't post it on your site (I notice you don't do this), but for what it is worth, I thought I would tell you anyway!

TIV: the individual voice said...

This is very humble and illuminating. I'm struggling to be a writer every which way. Four blogs now if you can believe, each with a different take on writing. I found you through Mary Witzl and am thrilled.

Paul said...

Mary

Thank you so much for the award! And you're wrong - I've very proudly mentioned it in today's blog. What made you think I wouldn't?

I'm honoured.

Paul

Paul said...

TIV

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm just off to take a peek at your blog(s) . . .

Paul