The reviews are starting to come in on Jess Walter’s new book, including one from Janet Maslin: Books of The Times – In Jess Walter’s ‘Financial Lives of the Poets’ Fiscal Ebola and Bad Ideas Collide – Review.
An interesting concept for books, a trailer, is also showing up on some sites around the Web, including MetaCafe. You can see it here.
The Inlander piece by Luke Bumgarten is really well-written and contains a nugget for fellow writers:
“They should call it ‘writing block,’” Walter says, placidly, “not ‘writer’s block.’ Your fingers don’t forget to find the keys.” The inspiration dries up, though, and so you switch projects. Of course, that means you’ll need tons and tons of ideas for new projects, so Walter collects story ideas like stamps. A lot of those end up being worth less than the brain matter they’re imprinted on, but it’s important to test them out. No matter what, you don’t stop writing.