I have a small vault now of notebooks, and every once in a while I pull one out and scrawl a couple pages of notes and then marvel at just how improbably bad my handwriting is.
Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland, which celebrates its 148th (US) book birthday today.
It’s not bad NaNoWriMo advice, either, for those of us winding down our projects. =)
There are two types of stories…those told at you and those told with you.
Repeat after me: writing is when we make the words, editing is when we make the words not shitty.
…we’re still not very good at acknowledging the importance of television sound generally. The box in the corner has been described as a “radio with pictures” and a “cinema at home” – but it’s still not really understood as a place for artistic innovation.
After all, each story is a Rorschach Test, isn’t it? and if people find beasties and bedbugs in my ink-splotches, I cannot prevent it, can I? They will insist on seeing them, anyway, and this is their privilege. Still, I wish people, quasi-intellectuals, did not try so hard to find the man under the old maid’s bed. More often than not, as we know, he simply isn’t there.
watercolour skyline saturday 7pm #latergram