Food for Thought: Novelist Ian McEwan on "Making Love Work in Fiction"

It's hard to beat the cat videos, but YouTube is also a wonderful (and free) source of advice about writing. For inspiration or guidance, seek out the talks by established writers, like this one in which novelist Ian McEwan discusses the challenges of portraying happiness, love and sex in fiction.

In the end, he reminds us, "As humans, we are an embodied consciousness. Writers are never to describe consciousness as something like a brain on a plate. We have bodies, and our thoughts and aspirations and everything else about us are all set in the terms of a body, of being a body." Enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPzIABiyiPI