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