Tag: Craft

The Best Thing about Writing

The best thing about writing is you can get better at it by doing other things. I spent a good portion of the day learning JS and practicing guitar. As I was making a salad just now the thought occurred to me that I…

Is it Easier? (Vlog)

  There’s a difference between production and creativity. The tactile inspiration of a rotary phone, the subtle suggestions of mechanical motion, are these the origins of creativity. Was creativity easier for Blixa Bargeld in the 80’s? Or is creativity easier for all of us…

Is Now The Best Time To Be A Writer

The modern day certainly isn’t romantic. You need time for romance. And the modern day is all about instant access.  So, it’s no surprise that sepia hued conceptions of lone desks in sparse rooms reeking of whiskey jar with reality. And this jarring leads…

Fractal Radio | Episode 14 – Shortcut to your Nostalgia Circuits

  So I was doin a bit of studying and stumbled on a U2 song with a sweet and simple (somewhat trite) lyrics ‘you’ve been everywhere.’ Which got me to pondering the funny way music and glib phrasing allows us to overlay our own…

Saturday Morning Musings – Is ‘Pitch Culture’ gonna improve Novels?

Saturdays often find me gathering strength for the coming week.  They are often as productive as any other day but their charm lies in that they don’t have to be. So I sit here giving my eyes a rest, nearly blind without my contacts,…

The Grand Prevarication (Vlog)

If I’m honest… it was ALL about that gnarly llama vest. Hope to squeeze in a section of The Sketch of Sam Monroe before it gets too late here. Stuff Discussed Research and Trivia for its own sake Amazonian Tribes The need to be…