In this video, I dig into Kristen Forbes’ process for writing a story or essay. And I vent about my dislike of the pantser/plotter stereotype. (For those who don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, watch the video for a quick explanation.) But most importantly, I animate a great story Kristen told about her obsession with Chad Simpson’s writing — a story that I hope you find as wonderful as I did.
(I’m releasing this video a little early so I get it out in the world before Kristen’s brave trip.)
(Also, I think today is the one-year anniversary of Chad Simpson’s great book. Woohoo!)
- Complete audio conversation
- Leonard Chang
- Chad Simpson: Tell Everyone I Said Hi
- Annie Bloom’s Books
- Kristen Forbes: her blog identity and her Twitter identity
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