John Steinbeck's Son on Writing

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Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:05 pm Post

Thomas Steinbeck, son of John Steinbeck, is releasing a series of five short videos on the craft of writing, particularly novels. The first is already posted here:

He makes some interesting points, including a claim that today's writers don't need to be as descriptive of places as they once were. Today's people have been more places.

One interesting quote from his father: "I don't lie. I just remember big."

He has a blog here:


--Michael W. Perry, Seattle

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Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:23 am Post

I totally agree with the fact that today's authors don't have to be as descriptive as the writers of the 20th century. Also, John Steinbeck is an amazing writer and I love Of Mice and Men.

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