Another super-sized Writers Ask this week, not so much because we’re answering lots of questions but because we’ve got lots of opinions. Do you want to know what Tom thinks about the television show The View? Do you want to hear about the time in college when Mike was on a Dating Game-style game show in his dorm? Would you like some literary blind items about bad readings? If so, this is the episode for you. Also, we (nominally) answer some listener questions about, like, writing and junk.
Questions include: How can writers make public readings more entertaining? What weird editing marks do you make on your writing (or the writing of your students)? And how could the National Book Award people spice up their annual ceremony? Also, Mike’s got an update on his NaNoWriMo progress.
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