What you’re supposed to do is act like a fucking professional.
-Mr. White, Reservoir Dogs
You know how folks would get excited knowing that their favorite TV series were on, say, Hulu, in their entirety? I felt exactly the same way when I read that The Paris Review has put all of their writer interviews online. After years of passing up on purchasing the interview compilations, I gouged on them like a starving man. I found–in a couple of cases, rediscovered–some real gems, which I’ve posted on my Tumblr.
You want to know how some real professionals get shit done? Then you could do worse than to peer into the brains of the likes of Dorothy Parker, Raymond Carver, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel, and–for us genre folks–Ray Bradbury!
So I think over the next few days I’m going to post bits of their interviews, along with some accompanying thoughts. Meditations, I guess you could call them.
*Sorry, I’m still on the Count Basie Orhcestra tip from a few weeks ago.