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 →

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 →

Looking Into Dan Harmon’s Storytelling Methodology: The STORY CIRCLE – from StudioBinder

How the Dan Harmon Story Circle Can Make Your Story Better BY STUDIOBINDER ON AUGUST 23, 2020 The act of storytelling has always been with us. Anthropologist Joseph Campbell took stories from around the world and found they all shared the same basic structure. Campbell’s Hero’s Journey laid out each of the fundamental steps in this story... Continue Reading →

The Beleaguered Art of Essay Writing

Here are some sources that discuss what an Essay is, from its origins, and pulling it back from being a totally cookie cutter form used by uninterested students when given an assignment to choose a thesis and defend it. An essay, literally 'an attempt', is an exploration of a subject, to do with life, that... Continue Reading →

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