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Archived Since:April 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Do you remember browsing? (Newsstands are dying)

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

I'm not sure how old you have to be to remember fondly the habit of visiting a newsstand and leafing through the magazines under the gaze of the cranky owner until he reminded you, "This is not a library!" I...

Can you tell satire from reality? Take this little test.

4 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The newest site from satirists at The Onion is Clickhole.com. It sets out to make fun of the kind of click-bait featured on Huffington Post and many other sites. The problem is that it's hard to come up with any...

Rejection: If Melville had taken this publisher's advice...

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Previously I've run across the rejection letter for The Diary of Anne Frank that said, "The girl doesn't, it seems to me, have a special perception or feeling that would lift that book above the 'curiosity' level" and the one...

Do you know the difference: awhile vs. a while (vs. protracted)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A month ago I wrote about a USA Today article that incorrectly used "awhile" in place of "a while" (link in related posts below). Just to review, Oxford dictionaries.com says: The single word awhile is an adverb meaning ‘for a...

My favorite in-print bloopers

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Here are a few of my favorite bloopers from various things I've read lately. “The lesson here is that there is not necessarily some magic bullet that is going to stop these mass shootings, though I wish there were,” Mr....

Three London comics & graphic novels events: now-August 2014

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you're at all interested in comics or graphic novels and within reach of London, there are three events to put into your diary. COMICS UNMASKED - BRITISH LIBRARY The first one is at the British Library, Euston Road and...

The next online Massive Action Day is on Sat., June 14

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Get more done in one day than you thought possible! The next online Massive Action Day is on Sat. June 14. Sign up for just one MAD or get a 50% discount for a package of ten: http://www.MassiveActionDay.com

For days when nobody cares about your writing

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you are a writer there will be days...and sometimes years...when nobody cares about your writing. When you send things out into the world and the loud response is...silence. It comes with the territory and in the later years when...

Where to find inspiration

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

A comment I hear sometimes when I listen to producers is "Why aren't there more fresh ideas?" Let's leave aside the fact that if you come up with anything TOO fresh it scares producers. I think the problem is that...

How Stephen King approaches plotting

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

How much of the plot of his novels does Stephen King know before he starts writing? This is what he told Goodreads: "I start a book like Doctor Sleep [his most recent book] knowing just two things: the basic situation...

How reality shows construct stories (something's fishy...)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

In the recent BAFTA awards there was a category called "Constructed Reality." It's good to see an acknowledgment that reality show reality isn't reality. In order to capture viewers, the producers of such shows fall back on traditional storytelling. A...

Who Knew? The turnspit dog

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Who Knew? is an occasional feature sharing weird stuff. In this case, thanks to NPR, the story of turnspit dogs. The NPR report says, "The Canis vertigus, or turnspit, was an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain in...

Nine questions to get you writing more: 5 - More pain or more fear?

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The Zen Habits blog listed ten questions that can help you take action. In this series of posts I suggest how to apply nine of those specifically to writing more. You can easily adapt them to drawing or whatever other...

Nine questions to get you writing more: 1- Small actions

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The Zen Habits blog listed ten questions that can help you take action. In this series of posts I'm going to suggest how to apply nine of those specifically to writing more. You can easily adapt them apply to drawing...

Interesting author strategy (not quite a sequel or a prequel...)

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

R. J. Palacio, author of WONDER (which I thought was very good, overall) has now issued a short (88 page) ebook called The Julian Chapter, for £1.49/$2.51. It gives the viewpoint of the bully in the book. The publisher says,...

Creative people on Inspiring Creativity

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

The twelve-minute video below is called Inspiring Creativity and features an impressive line-up including: Diana Picasso, Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist,...

Travel Writing Contest - deadline Sept. 21, 2014

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

If you like to write factually about your travels, the Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing might be of interest. Here are the basic details: Winners of the Grand Prize for Best Travel Story of the Year in Gold, Silver,...

Is creativity the perfect crime?

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Philippe Petit, who walked a high wire between the Twin Towers, has written a book called Creativity: the Perfect Crime. I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I found an interview with him at the Wall Street...

Fewer vs. less, cliché, and multi-dementional: Write it Right

5 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

This is my favorite example of word confusion in a long time: "This is one of South Palm Springs' most eclectic, multi-dementional communities." Well, there are a lot of retired people in Palm Springs...It reminds me of the headline that...

A quote for days when your writing (or your life) is a struggle

6 months agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocea...

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