Listened to TED Interview with Jennifer Egan

  • Gets to humor by committing, doubling down, like in improv — if it’s not funny she knows she didn’t go far enough
  • Delight and curiosity are what interest her in writing
  • She has a wishlist of storytelling formats she wants to use and looks for a story that can only be told that way — like PowerPoint
  • Gives a lot of thought to what experience she wants the reader to have and how she can achieve that with unique viewpoints
  • Sees fiction as the only narrative format that can let us live in someone else’s head

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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