Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/10/2021 – 10/17/2021 – ‘Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve? Accessorize Otherwise Organically! According To Your Need’

We use the phrase "wear your heart on your sleeve" in a casual way to say that we are showing our intimate emotions in an honest and open manner. ... Knights would often wear a lady's token around their sleeve of armor. Does your character have a token they wear that either secret to them only,... Continue Reading →

Weekly Writing Prompt – 10/3/2021 – 10/10/2021 – ‘UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_SR7V5qglc 'UP the LINE, DOWN the LINE, OVER the LINE, CROSSING the LINE, WRITING the LINE' What would it cost if one could write the Perfect Line? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mvdSn5Pi6o I traced all of the lettersOn all of your lettersI traced all of the lettersOn all of your letters, your own letters Let's talk about the sound... Continue Reading →

Short Story of the Month for OCTOBER – A Deliciously Spooky Epistolary Tale of Supernatural Haunting – THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant

“Certainly solitude is dangerous for active minds. We require around us men who can think and talk. When we are alone for a long time, we people space with phantoms.” READ THE HORLA by GUY DE MAUPASSANT in full HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkP0BSDnf40 “A sick thought can devour the body's flesh more than fever or consumption.” “Solitude... Continue Reading →

9/26/2021-10/3/2021 – Weekly Poem: Address to Venus BY LUCRETIUS

Delight of Human kind, and Gods above;Parent of Rome; Propitious Queen of Love;Whose vital pow’r, Air, Earth, and Sea supplies;And breeds what e’r is born beneath the rowling Skies:For every kind, by thy prolifique might,   Springs, and beholds the Regions of the light:Thee, Goddess thee, the clouds and tempests fear,And at thy pleasing presence disappear:For thee... Continue Reading →

Dave Eggers Interview/Essay on the Dubiety of Those Who Would Ask After Your Shit-Real-Keeping- Merits, Versus Those Who Would Say Yes to Something New and Different

I thought of this today, and wondered if it might be safely archived on the internet. I found it on this blog: duh.blog and am thankful it is still in currency. The preamble before 'This is an interview from 2000' is from duh.blog. I will keep this here as long as this site remains up,... Continue Reading →

You’re a Genius All the Time – Jack Kerouac’s 30 tips of ‘Belief and Technique for Modern Prose’ for Spontaneous Creative Writing

Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joySubmissive to everything, open, listeningTry never get drunk outside yr own houseBe in love with yr lifeSomething that you feel will find its own formBe crazy dumbsaint of the mindBlow as deep as you want to blowWrite what you want bottomless from bottom of the... Continue Reading →

Writer / Director Paul Thomas Anderson Talks Blank-Page Intimidation – And Some Ways To Start With More Than Nothing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f92Vwa8q3kI Paul Thomas Anderson has directed and also written a number of beloved and acclaimed films including the magnificent Magnolia (1999), Boogie Nights (1997), Punch Drunk Love (2002), Inherent Vice (2014), Hard Eight (1996), and The Master (2012). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnamcFv_N9Q

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