Read: Books: When I Grow up I want to be a Futurist. Badminton, N.The Only Harmless Great Thing. Bolano, B. "Prodigy of Dreams," "Ms. Rinaldi's Angel," "The Tsalal," and "Mad Night of Atonement" in The Nightmare Factory. Ligotti, T."Protestant and Catholics." HPL to Frank Belknap Long, collected in Against Religion: the atheist writings of H. P. Lovecraft. 2010. Articles: "Lovecraft, Witch Cults, and … Continue reading Week in Review 2019: 003
Very important advice: "...thinking about writing and getting excited about the wonderful writing that you are going to do is the most dangerous occupational vice of a writer. The thing to do is to get something down on the paper, and then you have something to work on." Isherwood on Writing. p. 135 "On the … Continue reading Isherwood on Writing
If you haven’t seen Jen Kirkman’s new special on Netflix Just Keep Livin’? you are seriously missing out. There is a lot of hubbub (always, but especially right now, it seems) about whether or not women are or can be funny. I’m not here to weigh in on that debate, because I know that I … Continue reading 2017.01.11 : being and doing
It’s snowing. I don’t think we’ll manage a white christmas this year, because the temperature is expected to continue to go up, but right now, the roofs of the houses are disappearing into the white cloud cover of the sky, and the haze of snowflakes rushing towards the earth is hazing up my vision. It’s the … Continue reading 2016.12.17 : topographic narrative, narrative topography
The trouble with a daily writing practice is that it has to be daily and it has to be in spite of whatever resistance one is feeling to the idea of sitting down to write. The purpose is to learn to circumnavigate that resistance. It is very, very hard.I’ve spent a good deal of time lately trying to … Continue reading 2016.12.16 : one at a time, not all at once.