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Archive for July, 2010
Should M. Night Shyamalan stop making films? Why I hope he doesn't. Spoiler alert: I see dead people.
This week, I caught myself in an impassioned argument with an ardent movie buff about the movies of M. Night Shyamalan (I like movies but wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a buff. More like a late-...
by Justin C. Key • 5 comments
Do we need it to write? There are no answers inside, only more questions. How it should be.
How much does life experience play in to writing? Depending on how you think of the question, that answer could range from 100% (as every word we write is informed by some part of our past) to anythin...
by Ervin Anderson • 4 comments
I once read a terrific book called WONDER WHEN YOU'LL MISS ME. You should read it, too.
I once noticed---in the way that we’ve all been walking through a bookstore and been called to something by its silent siren’s song---a book called Wonder When You’ll Miss Me. I didn’t know anything a...
Why we waste time on the computer and how to stop doing it.
I'm going to tell you what keeps me from writing. Surprisingly, it’s not time. It’s not my four kids- it’s not even my three-year old twins who are potty-training (and failing miserably.) It’s not...
by Justin C. Key • 15 comments
And why you should do it (Labor Day Weekend!).
You start seeing things. You don't know if you just wrote what you saw or saw what you wrote, or if any such line still exists. Everything feels heavy, and all that caffeine is making your heart race....
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