I talked to BuzzFeed for this important piece:
Get into the habit of talking to people and asking them questions about their life, and don’t do the thing where you zone out of conversations until it’s your turn to speak — actually listening to people and the world around you is like 35 percent of being a good writer. Don’t surround yourself only with other writers/journalists/media people; self-imposed insularity is the fastest way to smother your creativity. And don’t stress out about ingratiating yourself with The Media Scene. A lot of the parties suck.
And I talked to the New York Times for this important piece:
Mr. Jefferson identified a similar homogeneity at prestigious publications, whose mastheads he said were often dominated by “people whose backgrounds afforded them the opportunity to live in New York City and work for a pittance while they made their way up.” He added, “Our society loses a great many creatives who just can’t afford to create.”