[NICHOLAS SPENCE VIDEO RESPONSE INTERVIEW]
dig that book is run by dave wright, who sent me a video response a couple weeks ago
apparently nicholas & dave live on the same street in tennessee
in this video nich says he loves music but hardly listens to it - he prefers talk radio & watching documentaries. he tells us why he’s been infatuated by architecture since he was very young, about his enjoyment of twitter’s 140 character limit, his visual experimentation with poetry, his love for frank stanford, etc
here are my favorite moments:
"I am notorious for talking to myself outloud when I am alone"
"When I was a kid I used to sit on the sidewalk & stare down & just imagine that the whole world was concrete."
"Architecture is one of the highest forms of art, because you have this work of art that can house life & is meant to be used. The art has a literal buzzing & hum of the people inside it going about their lives, putting their art to use"
"There’s so much I would not know today if it wasn’t for the internet"
"Most of my spare time is spent watching random documentaries. The most random thing I can find - I’ll watch a documentary on it"
its more about what readers actualy like to read, and which writers work the hardest at conecting with their audience, helping their audience if they’re having a bad day, providing value to theire audience
overall its more about value as experienced by the actual reader, not about what an editor thinks is valuable for readers.