I just realised that two days ago was the 100th anniversary of the murder of Rosa Luxemburg. In tribute, I'm going to reread Red Rosa, the great graphic biography by Kate Evans.
Writers who describe themselves as "survivors," even though they haven't experienced anything life-threatening, tend to be bad writers.
Good writers tend to be people who love books and want to write them. Bad writers tend to be people who want to be "heard," or "seen," and who value their "voice."
Bad writers want to express themselves. Good writers get over themselves.
Most of the above also applies if you replace "writers" with "people."
The crime writer Damien Seaman has just published an interview with me, and a review of my book One for My Baby.
Zen Buddhist author Barry Graham: "Most publishers couldn't sell weed to Snoop Dogg"
Elmore Leonard meets Henry Miller: an in-depth review of One For My Baby by Barry Graham