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QuestionAll I can ever come up with are short cool scenes, which I guess could stand alone but I just end up with a bunch of random barely a page long scripts that I have no idea how to connect. I can't think of some overarching long story I can devote a show or even a season to. I can't think of a long term conflict that can grow organically into a maniac's explosion, I can only think of the explosion. motivation for moving beyond your writing habits
Twenty years ago, a friend and I walked around downtown Portland at Christmas. The big department stores: Meier and Frank… Fredrick and Nelson… Nordstroms… their big display windows each held a simple, pretty scene: a mannequin wearing clothes or a perfume bottle sitting in fake snow. But the windows at the J.J. Newberry’s store, damn, they were crammed with dolls and tinsel and spatulas and screwdriver sets and pillows, vacuum cleaners, plastic hangers, gerbils, silk flowers, candy – you get the point. Each of the hundreds of different objects was priced with a faded circle of red cardboard. And walking past, my friend, Laurie, took a long look and said, “Their window-dressing philosophy must be: ‘If the window doesn’t look quite right – ’.”
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Allen Ginsberg: Das Geheul 1. Ich sah die besten Köpfe meiner Generation vom Wahnsinn zerstört, verhungernd hysterisch nackt, wie sie sich durch die Negerstraßen schleppten im Morgengrauen, auf der Suche nach einer letzten Spritze, 2. engelköpfige Freaks, gierig nach der alten himmlischen Verbindung zum Stern-Dynamo in der Maschinerie der Nacht, 3. die armselig und verwahrlost und hohläugig und high in der übernatürlichen Finsternis ihrer über den Städten schwebenden Kaltwasserbuden hockten und kifften und Jazz meditierten, 4. die dem Himmel ihre Gehirne entblößten unter der Hochbahn und mohammedanische Engel taumeln sahen auf den Dächern erleuchteter Mietskasernen, 5. die durch Universitäten strichen mit strahlenden kühlen Augen und Arkansas halluzinierten und düstere Blake-Tragödien zwischen den Magistern des Krieges,
We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books. It would be nice if we’re able to download free e-book and take it with us. That’s why we’ve again crawled deep into the Internet to compile this list of 20 places to download free e-books for your use.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep is a poem written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Although the origin of the poem was disputed until later in her life, Mary Frye's authorship was confirmed in 1998 after research by Abigail Van Buren, a newspaper columnist. Full text
For You by Kim Addonizio Share For you I undress down to the sheaths of my nerves. I remove my jewelry and set it on the nightstand, I unhook my ribs, spread my lungs flat on a chair. I dissolve like a remedy in water, in wine. I spill without staining, and leave without stirring the air.
In My Craft or Sullen Art - Dylan Thomas In my... - Lumpy pudding
I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night. Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return. Exiled Thucydides knew All that a speech can say About Democracy, And what dictators do, The elderly rubbish they talk To an apathetic grave; Analysed all in his book, The enlightenment driven away, The habit-forming pain, Mismanagement and grief: We must suffer them all again. SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 W.H. Auden
A Summer Garden by Louise Glück : Poetry Magazine Several weeks ago I discovered a photograph of my mother sitting in the sun, her face flushed as with achievement or triumph. The sun was shining. The dogs
August 8, 2011 ChaseK8 Tips Advice, books, Inspiration, reading, Tips, Writing I first saw this list a few months back on Marc and Angel Hack Life, (A great site full of useful information, if you have not already checked it out I highly suggest you do!) and I thought it would be fitting to share it here.
WriteWorld Every masterful writer has a unique voice: Think James Joyce’s avant garde stream of consciousness, Mark Twain’s just-folks dissection of the human condition, Ray Bradbury’s nostalgic haze of poetic reverie, Bill Bryson’s mirthful menageries of adjectives and adverbs.Great writers, whether literary giants or popular favorites, are the soloists of the writing choir. Most people, however, do not have, or have not yet developed, voice (otherwise referred to as mood, style, or tone), and are as yet relegated to the chorus.But it doesn’t take all that much to develop a distinctive writing voice — other than practice, practice, practice — and by paying attention to the components of voice, you might get a shot at a solo now and then after all.Voice is all about the choices you make: the topic, the story structure, the phrasing, the vocabulary, the details.
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Archetype: The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology
Get Scribbling! Write about a relationship between two people who epitomize the left and right brain characteristics. Do they get along, or do they get frustrated with each other’s approaches at life? Maybe they solve crimes, teach, or go bowling. Focus on their characterization. 89 notes Tags: left brain right brain writing prompt prompts writing
I’ve gotten a few requests for holiday prompts, so I thought I’d put a quick post together with some ideas. The problem is that I don’t have many great ideas when it comes to holiday prompts, so any suggestions would be great. You can click on the ask link to send me an idea, if you have a good one. Here’s what I have:
Exercise #261 All around me as I write this exercise there is great devastation from the natural—possibly human enhanced—disaster, Hurricane Sandy. Write as if you were present at a great disaster from the past—a fire, the eruption of a volcano. Be a victim or an observer, but try to imagine that disaster as it felt then. Exercise #262
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