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Fictoid: conundrum

21/07/2015

conundrum cap

You beg for mercy and say you were only following orders.

…interesting…

Tell me, which would you find more horrifying:

Me just following orders?

or

Me doing this on my own?

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Message From Tyler Durden

15/06/2015

Message From Tyler

thank you, Chuck Palahniuk 
you keep writing ‘em,
we’ll keep reading ‘em

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Rueben Bolling On Every Writer’s Problem

11/06/2015

sfpc150610 million monkeys writing hamlet

find more Rueben here

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More Good Advice From Papa

9/06/2015

Ernest-Hemingway-Quotes-3“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk.  That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” — Ernest Hemingway

 

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Hunter S. Thompson On Being A Writer

1/06/2015

Hunter S Thompson on being a writer

“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.”

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Boulet Reveals The Secret

29/05/2015

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The truth is:  It takes lots and lots of very hard work…

…and we are lucky bastards.

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Thanx to
Tom Spurgeon’s
The Comics Reporter
for the tip off.

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3 More Things Elmore Leonard Wants You To Know

27/05/2015

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In addition to his previous 10 writing tips,
you can try these on for size:

“You have to listen to your characters.”

“Don’t worry about what your mother thinks of your language.”

“Try to get a rhythm.”

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The Frustrated Communist Architect Blues

18/05/2015

Any resemblance between the following and
any actual real life tour guide we had on our
trip to Central Europe is purely coincidental.

diesel-factory

I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[yes, I do]
So let me tell you, comrade,
You don’t
 want to be in my shoes

When I graduated from college
It was in the highest rank
Then the iron curtain fell
And I’m designing septic tanks
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[yes, I do]
Roll over, Friedrich Engels,
And tell Karl Marx the news

I said I would always follow
The dictates of the proletariat
The only thing I’m saying now is
“Do you want fries with that?”
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[yes, I do]
I wanted a revolution, baby,
But they sure put out my fuse

I toed the party line
I agreed that more is less
But all that leaves me now
Is a great big Brutalist mess
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[oh, lawd]
I’ve got those frustrated
Frustrated communist architect blues
[yes, I do]
You cannot build with concrete
Any abstract political views

© Buzz Dixon

 

 

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Charles Bukowski, A Writer After My Own Heart

3/05/2015

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“You know what I’m interested in?  What I’m going to type tomorrow night.  That’s all that interests me… the next poem, the next fucking line.  What’s past is past I don’t want to linger over it, and read it and play with it and jolly it up. it’s gone, it’s done.  If you can’t write the next line, well, you’re dead.  The past doesn’t matter.” — Charles Bukowski (found via Dangerous Minds)

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I Blather On…

3/05/2015

Josh Hadley has posted a special RadioDrome podcast featuring yrs trly talking much too much at length.

Charles Sarka - monkey w martini

art by Charles Sarka

 

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