Writing: Will Chancellor, Andrew Friedman, and Carolyn Murnick
The greatest aims of literature were, according to the late David Foster Wallace, to connect, to challenge, and to make us feel less alone. The act of writing, though, is a solitary one; thus a career as a writer involves a lot of time spent alone.
As another great writer, Ernest Hemingway said at his Nobel Banquet speech in 1954, “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.”
In this episode of The Lonely Hour, I talk to novelist Will Chancellor (pictured), food writer Andrew Friedman, and upcoming memoirist Carolyn Murnick about whether or not those quotes ring true, and what the writing process is like for each of them. Listen below.