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,…

Polyfauna Experience !

My Current Jam Polyfauna This new app for iOS and Android is an experimental collaboration with Radiohead, Stanley Donwood and Nigel Godrich. Here’s how Thom Yorke, the radiohead leader, describes it in an interview : Your screen is the window into an evolving world. Move around to look around. You can follow the red dot. You can wear headphones. Universal Everything…

The Daily Routines of William Gibson

Stand high long enough and your lightning will come. –William Gibson INTERVIEWER « What is your writing schedule like ? » GIBSON « When I’m writing a book I get up at seven. I check my e-mail and do Internet ablutions, as we do these days. I have a cup of coffee. Three days a week, I go…

A bronze childhood that never grew up !

 In my artistic journey through life I have every intention of indulging my imagination and like Peter Pan I strive never to grow up ! Rachel Talbot Rachel Talbot was born in Staffordshire in 1984. Brought up in artistic surroundings, she realized fairly early on that sculpture was her first love. Training three years in…

The Daily Routines of Henry Miller !

When you can’t create you can work. Henry Miller In 1932, the famous writer and painter, Henry Miller, created a work schedule that listed his “Commandments” for him to follow as part of his daily routine. This list was published in the book, Henry Miller on Writing. COMMANDMENTS Work on one thing at a time until finished. Start…

The Daily Routines of Haruki Murakami !

The repetition itself becomes the important thing. Haruki Murakami In a 2004 Paris Review’s interview, Murakami discussed his physical and mental habits… « When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at four a.m. and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for ten kilometers or swim for fifteen hundred…

The Daily Routines of E.B. White !

A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper. E.B. White In an interview with The Paris Review, the famous author of Stuart Little (1945) & Charlotte’s Web (1952), talked about his daily writing routine… « I never listen to music when I’m working. I haven’t that kind of…