Tom Wolfe | Writer's Workshop
(Born March 2, 1931)
"I think if things are going well for you in writing...sometimes marvelous rushes of words will just fall into place." Recalling the accidental beginning of his personalized style of reporting, which became famous as new journalism, Wolfe explains his belief that "all writer's blocks are nothing but fear." He wonders why students "who are great letter writers and can just leave you in stitches" will "stiffen up" and lose their style the minute they are assigned a piece of writing.