This thought-provoking collection of writing advice contains insights from more than 200 of the most groundbreaking literary figures our time. While conducting interviews for his long-running radio program, Lewis Burke Frumkes has collected profound, whimsical, heartfelt, and back-to-basics advice for young writers. Presented here is sage commentary on writing from, among others, Margaret Atwood, Clive Barker, Judy Blume, Ray Bradbury, Barbara Taylor Bradford, A. S. Byatt, Michael Chabon, Mary Higgins Clark, Clive Cussler, Joan Didion, Brett Easton Ellis, Dick Francis, Robert Fulghum, Alan Gurganus, Alice Hoffman, A. M. Homes, bell hooks, P. D. James, Erica Jong, Wally Lamb, Anne Lamott, Doris Lessing, Jonathan Lethem, Yann Martel, Armisted Maupin, Alexander McCall Smith, Larry McMurtry, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Patchett, James Patterson, Alice Sebold, Nicholas Sparks, Calvin Trillin, Andrew Vachss, Alice Walker, David Foster Wallace, Tom Wolfe, and William Zinsser. This muse-inspiring volume will captivate both young writers seeking guidance as they enter their field as well as seasoned pros looking for new direction in their craft.
Lewis Burke Frumkes hosts a weekly radio show on WPAT-AM and is the author of eight books, including "Favorite Words of Famous People," "How to Raise Your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children," "The Logophile's Orgy," "Manhattan Cocktail," and "Metapunctuation." His work has appeared in "Harper's," "Punch," and the" New York Times." He lives in New York City.