Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Did you hear that?

It was the sound of a darling, dying.

Hey look, Kill Your Darlings is now the name of an upcoming 2013 movie release...

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Book That Can't Wait

Now THERE'S a gimmick you don't see every day -- a book with disappearing ink.  Once opened, you have two months to read it, and then it's gone.

Publisher Eterna Cadencia produced this anthology in an effort to promote its new authors ("if people don't read their first books, they'll never make it to a second") and I think it's a brilliant idea... but only because the book was given away for free.  I'm an avid re-reader, and unless a book like this also came with an e-edition, I don't know if I'd be willing to buy it.

On the other hand, I'm kind of liking the idea of having a limited-edition blank book on my shelf, knowing that I read it before it got away.  Hmmm...

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The man who jumped off cliffs, and flew.

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.

You fail only if you stop writing. 

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)