Yesterday, in my novel workshop, I taught the first chapter of Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence.

Now, as you may know, I love Wharton. I LOVE HER. Here, is me talking about her nonfiction book, The Writing of Fiction. I really don’t think you can get better than Edith. You can disagree,…

There are so many books I need to reread.

"I am a big reader. It’s not like “literature” in quotes is necessarily a big influence, but I love language and words, and I like seeing how other people use language and put words together to articulate complicated ideas in a simple way. To me, that’s all very interesting. Any body who manipulates words for a living is interesting to me."

Aimee Mann

Read this interview!  She’s an Edith Wharton fan!

"Specifically, how Wharton was just like Franzen—an ambitious American author who strove to balance literary reach with public taste.”

Good point.

"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it."

— Edith Wharton (via millionsmillions)