Posts Tagged ‘David Foster Wallace’

David Foster Wallace at microphone

If you… succumb to the idea that the audience is too stupid, then there are two pitfalls… the avant-garde pitfall, where you have the idea that you’re writing for other writers… (or) crass, cynical, commercial pieces… done in a formulaic way…

…these two sides both come out of the same thing… contempt for the reader… The project that’s worth trying is to do stuff that has some of the richness… of avant-garde literary stuff, stuff that makes the reader confront things rather than ignore them, but to do that… in a way that it’s also pleasurable to read.

— from Salon


Science fiction author, Jason Sandford, explains how writers should make use of social media.

Newsweek article on what’s in the David Foster Wallace archive at the Harry Ransom Center.

Janice Erlbaum explains how to write a poem in fifteen minutes.