Book Review: 101 Things To Learn in Art School, by Kit White

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When I was a kid, I liked to make my family laugh. I made silly voices with my armpit, I’d talk like a radio DJ during car trips, or I’d sing made-up songs about butts while eating my Lucky Charms. Continue reading

Book Review: Stephen Koch’s ‘The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop’

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“First you tell it, then you know it, it’s not the other way around.  You do that by telling the emerging story, to tell itself through you.  Any story must be teased out from the shadows of your imagination and unconscious.” (p.6, Koch)

 

Great books speak to you.  Continue reading

A Thought on the Fear of Writing Badly

 

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The enemy of creativity is not perfectionism, it’s something that’s becoming more common a figure in our lives and something that we’ve never had much of a problem with until now–now that we have too many of them.  Our creative enemy is one of choice. Continue reading

An Absence of Common Inquiry

 

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The question ‘Why?’ is dying in our culture.  We live in a time where too much information bombards us too quickly from too many sources, and where, because of our diversions and games and distractions, we have less time to process this information fully.   Continue reading

Understand Me

“Fundamentally it is only our own basic thoughts that possess truth and life, for only these do we really understand through and through.  The thoughts of another that we have read are crumbs from another’s table, the cast-off clothes of an unfamiliar guest.”

Schopenhauer, ‘On Thinking For Yourself’

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The Gemini Manifesto

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For the Writer–

I will strive for something better, for something bigger, than myself.

I will be an explorer of the human experience, through my deeds, my thoughts, and my words. Continue reading