Advice to the Young from Jonathan Franzen
How do you succeed as a writer? Get useful, and humorous, advice from someone who indeed has indeed made it through the loophole – chart-topping American novelist Jonathan Franzen. If you hang out with me I would have a lot of advice. Although I would feel somewhat embarrassed about giving advice to the young writer, Franzen begins. The most important advice I have is to have fun… if you’re having fun there’s a good chance that the reader will too. Having fun, however, should be in the sense that there’s still a kind of structure and focus to it: Fun like you’re in a tennis court… That’s the kind of focused fun I’m talking about.