We start the episode by discussing the greatest opening paragraphs and lines in literature. After that, we get down to business and take a deep dive into the importance of emotions in your writing. We break down how we go about eliciting emotions in the reader, ways to go about doing so without being boring or over the top, and the art of nuance in your writing.
Today we are discussing the short story "Good Old Neon" by David Foster Wallace. We take a deep dive into imposter syndrome, what it means to truly be a fraud, and the importance we put on how others view us. We also correlate the story with the current state of social media and the constant need people have to be seen and heard, often through the sacrifice of their authentic selves. Finally, Caleb breaks down why he believes actor Kelsey Grammer is ultimately responsible for the death of David Foster Wallace.