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The irony of writing: Joss Whedon

Not so shiny: Plenty of drama for Buffy creator Joss Whedon — Bernard Zuel, Sydney Morning Herald, August 25, 2010 More seriously, he says that the cancellation of Firefly not only made him “the sourest man alive” but had an unexpected and potentially devastating side effect. “I stopped having ideas, …

Success & the world

Reading today about how Angelina Jolie is currently the world’s most influential celebrity (& let’s not pause to wonder what she’s influencing, exactly — maybe people really are doing more about refugees now. Or maybe they’re just copying her hairstyle) leads me to wonder: Does the world seem smaller when …

That sly addiction?

Yay! For Will Self: I gain nothing but pleasure from writing fiction; short stories are foreplay, novellas are heavy petting – but novels are the full monte. Frankly, if I didn’t enjoy writing novels I wouldn’t do it – the world hardly needs any more and I can think of …