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

A Musician and a Writer Talk About ..When the Story Finds You… Projects That You Are Excited About But Seem Like They Don’t Want To Be Realized… Representation And Diversity.. And On Being Real Enough to Take Criticism And Keep Going

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4LSUtBmj2byq8LJXH4KkVo?si=8c0f406d232a4a50 AN EPISODE OF THE IDIOSYNCRATIC PODCAST 'I ONLY LISTEN TO THE MOUNTAIN GOATS' TO INTRODUCE YOU PERFECTLY TO THE PREMISE - A MUSICIAN (John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats) TALKING TO A WRITER (Joseph Fink of Welcome to Nightvale and other projects) ABOUT CREATING ART AND ALL THE WEIRD WAYS AND MEANS OF MAKING... Continue Reading →

The Organist Podcast – april 4 2019 – the narrative line

One of my favorite podcasts - the organist From The Believer Magazine - A Compendium of art and culture and interesting things - Listen here Or Wherever You Get your podcasts "The refraction of the eye; including a complete treatise on ophthalmometry;" (1900).Credit: Flickr/Library of Congress What happens when the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves... Continue Reading →

Fans on Twitter Are Creating a New Kind of Story You’ve Never Seen Before – Reblog from ElectricLiterature.com

Fans on Twitter Are Creating a New Kind of Story You’ve Never Seen Before These elaborate multimedia fanfictions are more intimate than traditional works—and they've acquired their own enthusiastic communities Screenshot from The Runners AU On July 1, 2020, in the middle of worldwide lockdown, fans of up-and-coming indie rock band The Runners were posting... Continue Reading →

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