Is the writer’s appeal less about the power and complexity of his prose, and more about the view of him as a perennial underdog?
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realising that he would one day be photographed …
Is it okay to mourn before someone’s death? What if that someone is a stranger? But can writers ever be a stranger to a reader?
'Today, I sit back and watch the world / As it falls deeper into an abyss / And takes me down with it.'
If more people are turning to writing to alleviate their loneliness, then we're looking at some serious repercussions.
Can a video really compare to the depth of the written word?
For TV and movie writers, balancing unimaginative network executives with the urge to create good stories is a hard task.