A treat for writers: At the end of the podcast, Shyteyngar discusses Moore's work and his own with fiction editor Deborah Treisman. Treisman recollects that Moore writes the beginning of a story, then the end, and then goes to the middle and connects the beginning and the end. Hmm. Shyteyngar, who does not write short stories, says he's never tried that. He writes linearly.