Gary calls it “the best talk on writing ever.” I can’t verify that, not having heard all the talks on writing that have ever been given, but it’s One. Fine. Talk. I’m jumping on the bandwagon because it’s worth calling it to the attention of folks who missed it the first time it made the rounds online. It might be just what you need to get going on whatever’s sitting on your desk scaring you to death.
The video is about 20 minutes long; my attempt to embed it in this post follows.In case the video doesn’t work, here’s a link to it on Gary’s blog. Actually, you oughta visit his blog anyway. Then check out the rest of his posts. His two books, The Pericles Commission and The Ionia Sanction just might do for you what Survey of World Lit and various translations of Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles failed to do: turn the ancient Greeks into real people.
Not to mention giving a house elf’s face to one’s muse.
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