In our ninth adventure, Aimee Bender and Steve Almond—both the offspring of therapists—discuss how and why less experienced writers manage to sabotage their own fiction. Among the topics covered are: simplicity phobias, the artistic unconscious, OMD (obsessive metaphor disorder), fear of emotional exposure, prose envy, and obfuscation in the service of the id. Yeah! All this, plus Aimee Bender reads Cormac McCarthy.
The Tin House House Podcast: Cheaper than a shrink & less likely to make you hate your mother.