Monday, February 26, 2007

Curtis Sittenfeld

When I began reading PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld, the main character really put me off and I almost closed the book. Glad I didn't. Strange, compelling book. It's one I've owned for awhile and finally read. At the end of my paperback version is a Q&A between Sittenfeld and Katie Bacon from The Atlantic Monthly. I hope you'll appreciate this quote from Sittenfeld as much as I do: "I don't think you can learn to write a book except by writing a book. And then of course it's going to be imperfect."

Saturday, February 10, 2007


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Saturday, February 03, 2007


Babel is difficult to watch, but the film should be a must see for writers. Communication, and lack of it, is the theme of this excellent screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga. It focuses on how we connect with others using sounds, words and actions, which can change our own lives and create a ripple that might effect the entire world. A powerful message.