How actor Tim Blake Nelson learned to write novels

How actor Tim Blake Nelson learned to write novels

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Episode Notes

This week, host Karen Han sits down with actor, director and writer Tim Blake Nelson, who just released his first novel, city ​​of blows. In the interview, Tim explains why he decided to reference real-life events — like the #MeToo movement and COVID — in a fictional Hollywood story. He also talks about the challenges of writing fictional prose and offers helpful wisdom on writing in general.

After the interview, Karen and co-host June Thomas discuss the best ways to juggle multiple projects at once.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Tim shares his rejected idea for the cover image of city ​​of blows.

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