1. One of my writing heroes, the divine Daniel Pinkwater*, gets the full interview treatment over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast today. A snippet:
I have had many adventures, including being stranded at night in the Serengeti, living on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, meeting many remarkable people, being in the right place at the right time over and over…and none of those are as much fun as writing. As to keeping the ideas flowing, like everyone else I have sixty ideas a minute. The trick is to pick the ones that are least lousy out of the flow, and what do do with them once you've picked.
2. Top Chef finale (do not spoil me! I won't get to watch until tomorrow evening!): Go, Carla, go! She's my favorite contestant on anything ever.
*I still pinch myself that we share an agent.