Monday, March 17, 2014

Questions for Writers

Like many, I am a Nate Silver fan. Some of the tedious, rambling or plain silly questions made reading this interview not as interesting as I had expected. But at the end of what had been a super long day for me, I found myself laughing as I read this 
What's been the strangest experience you've had due to your sudden fame?When I was in Mexico last week, I got recognized at the top of the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan, which I'm pretty sure really is a sign of the Apocalypse.
While I was there, thought I would check out an interview with John Greene being that J is a fan. I learned a few things. On one of this major influences and on his excessive use of the word awesome
I guess J. D. Salinger's CitR is probably the most influential book in my life, because in many way it invented the market for the kind of books I write, and also because everyone who writes about intelligent adolescents does so in Salinger's shadow.
        Could you please use the word awesome less?
Legit criticism and well taken. if it makes you feel any better, I use awesome MUCH less than i did in 2008, and I devoted an entire open letter in crash course world history to discussing the devaluation of awe in contemporary discourse. SORRY.

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