Rachel Cohn, Youtube, Megan Mccafferty discussed on What Book Hooked You?


Towards? I I have a huge teetering YouTube red pile of insurance all clever is do and there's all kinds of stuff in there. Definitely contemporary. Why a but also creative nonfiction I teach writing in in a college of communication, which is. Not fiction. You know, it's it's not kind of stuff. So I do read a lot of nonfiction style. And I love my strong defense action. And I've read. No, whatever novel is new. Catching my eye or whatever on your library half. Or you know, whatever. Yeah. Like like must writers though, I try to read a whole lot. And since you, right. Why? What are some why authors are books that? That have maybe over the years really have grabbed you an and really have stuck with you. So many. And I think like I started to think about writing wine that was the time of like the Megan McCafferty books, and I was in love with those would you know, kind of bad ass. Jessica, darling. Sloppy first second helping others. I love those. I'm John green fan. But I was particularly a fan of looking for Alaska that no I hadn't read anything like that. When I first runs out, and it seems so smart, and I remember all the talk about the great perhaps that seem to me just new fall in Rachel Cohn. Gingerbread those were all the books that I was for point over as I was thinking about doing my own writing for the first time, you know, since you mentioned you teach writing. Could you give maybe me or some listeners like what is your? What is your kind of main alcohol it an anthem that you try to drive home with your students when it comes to writing. And whether it's nonfiction, or maybe it would be fiction, or whatever case may be. What is you know, the common feedback are the the the major point that you're you find yourself commonly stressing to writers, and and maybe young developing writers that you might face. So this is like super pragmatic. I try to embrace when I call the beauty of the TK in in journalism, the capital letters, t and k are like a placeholder for something that has to come. And I don't know some weird thing about how it's intentionally misspelled. So that a copy editor will catch it. And I find for me and also for my students. The biggest problem to overcome is just staring at a link page and either being afraid to write from him that is gonna fence stupid or being a procrastinating or whatever. And so I just encourage a whole lot of peaking for the sometimes a student will turn in the beginning of peace, and then they'll be like three or four paragraphs that are just like TK potatoes exchange. Found information they know to be there, and it will come it. Just isn't there yet? And so that's maybe it sounds silly. But I think there is great freedom in just being able to know that something will having the faith that once will appear there and not being so wedded to I don't know how word count or even an assignment that you get yourself sort of in a net doubt spiral about it. Just do that. And then move on when and somehow magically the words will income it's like that. So a few questions as we want things down here. The first one being what is your favorite movie that's based on a book? I would say. Going back to my Chris school reading list. I would say the great Kathy in all its interational. No. And I I think a lot of very smart people think the gasman movies are terrible. But but another one from the seventies with Robert Redford, and the pharaoh and the more recent one hundred cap rail and carrying mall again. And I see that I see they're heavy handed or whatever. But I don't care. I love them love and left them. I think it's like the world of of the world and the booze and the lust and that toughness, I just I'm in for an in for that. And then the next question is there a book or a series that you're willing to admit you, either never read or never finished?

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