"I spend the most time on making my writing more clear and straightforward," says Chuck Klosterman (@CKlosterman).
Hey, CNFers, Chuck Klosterman, author of eleven books, including his latest Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction, joined me for a nice conversation about how books can be anything you want them to be and how he structures his day so he can get the work done.
"Talent is not enough. You have to have luck. You have to have drive," says Allie Rowbottom (@allierowbottom)
Allie Rowbottom, author of Jell-O Girls: A Family History is on the show to talk shop. She grew with an artist mother who empowered her to pursue her own art.
"There's always gonna be people who are better than you and there's also people who're gonna be worse than you. That really can't be the reason you write or don't write," says Naomi Gordon-Loebl.
Naomi Gordon-Loebl, a journalist and essayist comes on the show to talk about her work.
"I want to hear more of you in this. I want this weirder. Let loose," says Eric Ducker (@ericducker).
Eric Ducker, freelance writer for The Ringer, among others, came on the show to talk about music, his time at Fader, and his Ringer piece on Jenny Odell (check out Ep. 151 for her).
"I think that's why people stop writing. It's the not knowing what you're doing that feels so terrible." —Sonya Huber (@sonyahuber).
Sonya Huber, author of five books and countless essays, joins me on the pod.
"You can persevere and you can grind, but you have to get lucky at times," says T.D. Thornton, @thorntontd.
T.D. Thornton, author of Not By a Long Shot and My Adventures with Your Money came by the show.
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"You gotta fall in love with your subject, and sometimes people have to pull you out," says Julian Smith (@juliansmith on Twitter).
Julian is the co-author of Aloha Rodeo: Three Hawaiian Cowboys, the World's Greatest Rodeo, and a Hidden History of the American West. It is published by William Morrow.
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"It's like wet jeans, that's the feeling of generating a bunch of crappy writing," says Amanda Petrusich, a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Amanda can be found @amandapetrusich on Twitter.
She's the author of Don't Sell at Any Price and she came by the show to talk about her career and early struggles.
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"For a writer, ignorance and curiosity are a magical combination," says Philip Gerard.
Philp Gerard, author of The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina and the novel Cape Fear Rising, returns to CNF to talk about his latest book.
Philip is a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has written several books. Visit philipgerard.com for more information.
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"Find something else that is so absorbing to you. That is a place you can go to get away from [social media]," says Jenny Odell.
Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing, came by the show.
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