They're fancy talkers about themselves, writers. If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, romantically involved for thirty years with mystery writer Dashiell Hammett. She was also a long-time friend of poet Dorothy Parker. Her most famous works include The Children's Hour (1934), The Little Foxes (1939) and Toys in the Attic (1959).