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…

Whistle While You Write !

My Current Jam Whistle While You Work Composer Frank Churchill / Lyrics Larry Morey Performer Adriana Caselotti (Snow White) Scene Pitch : Whistle While You Work is a song featured in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the film, upon discovering the Cottage of the Seven Dwarfs, Snow White decides to clean the house and its contents, thinking that its inhabitants will be grateful enough…

Rudyard Kipling : Obey To Your Daemon !

When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait and obey. RUDYARD KIPLING Caricature By David Levine  Unreleased song By the Monty Python