VIDEO: Lydia Davis’s Advice to Young Writers

In the above video from Louisiana Channel, the short-short story master Lydia Davis is asked about her advice to young writers. Her main bit of wisdom? “Do what you want to do, and don’t worry if it’s a little odd or doesn’t fit the market.”

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