As recounted in my post ‘Dennis Bouldin Spends January with George‘, about a year ago I spent rewarding hours pondering the newly published A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by noted author – and even more important for me, noted writer’s mentor – George Saunders. Thus I was pleased to happen across a recent interview in the Guardian* with my old friend that prompted me to find out what he’s been up to lately.
On what I would call the meta-website Substack (new for me… “the home for great writing“, “the place for independent writing”), George has a twice a week newsletter subscription service, Story Club. I’ve just started accessing Story Club, so I will save comments for a future post. If any of you reading this have experience with Substack or Story Club, please share with us. Just share by entering your comments below.
*This particular article focuses on advice for new writers, or, shall I say, writers with fresh aspirations. There is another excellent interview with Saunders from 2017 in the Guardian archives, “What Writers Really Do When They Write” I hadn’t come across before, that among other things describes George’s transition of being a short story specialist to creating the award winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
Dennis B. 1/15/22+