An Interactive Cloud of Writing Tips !

Over the last two years, Canada Writes has collected a whole bunch of wonderful writing tips from Canadian poets, novelists, practitioners of creative nonfiction, and writers of children’s books. So pick a word, find a tip, and try it out ! Interactive cloud version HERE 100 tips to make you a better writer

The Essence of Writing is Rewriting !

25 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW  1. FORGING THE SWORD The first draft is basically just you flailing around and throwing up. All subsequent drafts are you taking that throw-up and molding it into shape. Except, ew, that’s gross. Hm. Okay. Let’s pretend you’re the Greek God Hephaestus, then. You throw up a lump of hot iron,…

A piece of Dialogue in a Mosaic !

According to Alfred Hitchcock, when we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise. Hitchcock portrait in a mosaïc using pictures from Psychose He used to say :  I always try first to tell a story in the cinematic way, through a succession of shots and bits of film in between……

Des Oeufs de Ferrofluides sur le plat !

Voici une vidéo expérimentale qui filme des particules de ferrofluides sous l’influence d’un champ magnétique. Le résultat donne des formes abstraites et un bon nombre d’entre elles m’évoque des oeufs au plat provenant de la coquille d’une mystérieuse créature- ou bien des yeux de reptile aux pupilles multicolore… Serosity Les ferrofluides sont des solutions colloïdales de…

Transparency in Time !

Pioneering cellist and composer Peter Gregson collaborates with designer Dean McNamee to create this music and light performance for The Hospital Club, London. Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist, composer and pioneer of contemporary music. His innovative approach to integrating cutting edge technology and contemporary music has led to collaborations with…

A Labyrinthic Tower Of Interwoven Twigs !

A towering structural labyrinth of interwoven birch twigs dominates the landscape of a sweeping field in rural russia. The massive installation, ‘beaubourg’, is the lastest work of russian artist nikolay polissky, whose projects involve land art, architecture and walk-in sculpture. the 22-meter-high tangled coil of interlaced branches is elaborately wreathed like a giant basket. Polissky worked with the…