How Critically Acclaimed Literary Scholar Jonathan Gottschall Writes: Part One

wf-gottschall-file-1

Mr. Gottschall is the author or editor of seven books, including The Storytelling Animal — a New York Times Editor’s Choice Selection and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize — and most recently he published a fascinating book titled The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch.

As a Distinguished Fellow at the English Department of Washington & Jefferson College, his work lands at the intersection of science and art and is frequently covered in outlets like The New York Times, Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and NPR.

For his latest book, he personally climbed into the cage to research the world of mixed martial arts, violence, masculinity, and why society is attracted to violent spectacles.

Listen to The Writer Files for this two-part interview.

In Part One of the file, host Kelton Reid and Jonathan Gottschall discuss:

  • Why writers need to chase what scares them
  • How “drugs” can boost your productivity
  • Why writing 365 days a year may not be ideal
  • The sad reality of writer’s block

Click Here to Listen to

The Writer Files on iTunes

Click Here to Listen on Rainmaker.FM

About the author

Rainmaker.FM

Rainmaker.FM is the premier digital marketing and sales podcast network. Get on-demand digital business and marketing advice from experts, whenever and wherever you want it.

The post How Critically Acclaimed Literary Scholar Jonathan Gottschall Writes: Part One appeared first on Copyblogger.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s