What is Your Advice for Young Writers?
Crosley: It depends on what you want to write. I think that if you want to write essays or cultural criticism or any kind of satire, you sort of have to live in the world to write about it. I think you have to have some sort of job just enough to get annoyed, to bounce off of something. I think if you’re interested in writing fiction, isolation might be a little bit more key. If you can handle both and you can balance both, that’s great; but when you have to manufacture an entire world, I would imagine that you need to be alone with your own strange little thoughts for a little bit longer than having a regular job allows you to do.
Establish yourself in an environment conducive to your style.