Here in America, when one hears the name "Ed Harris", one tends to think of this guy:
|Ed Harris, actor|
|Ed Harris, playwright|
Here's an interesting interview with him on medium.com: "Wanting To Write Is A Ridiculous Idea" I like the "voice" he uses when discussing writing (I'm reminded a bit of Neil Gaiman), and he says some eminently quotable things:
Inexperienced writers often put their hand to their forehead and exclaim “Oh my god how indulgent am I? – Why should other people be interested in me?”Here's a link to the BBC Radio Drama page. And here's one to the Drama of the Week Podcast page, where the weekly offering can be downloaded onto your own player. (The drawback to the DOW podcasts is that they're only made available for a week, Fridays-Thursdays, although some of them eventually show up available for purchase on iTunes.) This week's offering is another Ed Harris work, "Pixie Juice", available until March 6th, 2014.
And the truth is, other people aren’t.
They couldn’t give less of a shit about you and your wry observations or pithy philosophical quips. But, if you’re any kind of writer, you are interested in them. And they, if they read, are also interested in them. In each other.