We’ve got two seminars, one on music writing and one about fairy tales! We’ve got a mixed levels poetry workshop in Silverlake, and a mixed fiction workshop in Santa Monica! Nonfiction I-II! Fiction I-III! And two novel writing classes, one for first drafts and one for revising!
Writers: Have you ever taken pictures of the weird, extreme, radical things you do to revise your work? Dramatically marked-up pages? Cut-up pages, index cards, post-its on the wall? I want to show my students how intensively - and inventively - professional writers revise their work. Email me with anything you have.
“This is a ridiculously spectacular novella that made me literally LOL multiple times, then literally COL (Cry Out Loud?) at least once. It belongs to my favorite literary genre, Women Who Are Extremely Mean in Ways I Find Relatable. It is also only 55 pages. It is a perfect book.”—
I watched the Oscars two hours after they started because I needed to wait until Bean was asleep. I only just returned to the internet because I was worried about spoilers.
So, two questions:
1. Can we stop talking about Angelina Josie as this sexy and beautiful actress now? She is so frail and thin it’s painful to look at her.
2. Do we need to worry about Sandra Bullock? She looked very upset and sad every time the camera panned to her. Has the internet already discussed this?
3. Do you think Samsung is confused about Lupita’s bro getting into the infamous selfie? (OMG, wouldn’t it be amazing if that was actually Lupita and her brother had dressed in drag? I love them both; she is of course so beautiful and elegant, and he just seemed delighted by everything.)
I have been planning my outfits in my head and getting giddy thinking about all the friends I’ll get to see. Oh dear what am I going to read on the plane (aside from On Such a Full Sea, which I am nearly finished with…)?!?!
I’m signing at the Nouvella table (J6) at 11 am on Thursday. Come by and say hi!
When I was in college, I went to what I thought would be a screening of the then Academy Award-nominated American Beauty at Doc Films, the campus film society. Doc was one of the great things about the U of C, showing everything from recent blockbusters to stuff like early Orson Welles and late…
Writing this was hard. I was very lucky to be edited by Chad Harbach, who spent many months (6? I forget. Possibly more) working on it with me. My writing group — Bennett, Anya and Lukas — also read several drafts and helped a lot. I would like to dedicate its appearance on the internet to the memory of Raffles, who cost me a lot of money but was worth every penny. I still miss you, buddy.
We’re three episodes into True Detective, which we’re watching because ZEITGEIST but also because we’re fans of unreliable narrators and a well-told story. The internet is smitten with this show right now. Every day, from men and women alike, I see fan art on Tumblr or tweets heralding the show’s…
I totally agree with Katie’s assessment of True Detective .
But, also: I have a very hard time with Mr. Mumbles—I mean Matthew McConaughey—I mean, seriously, I have to ask Patrick, “What did he say?” like six times per epi.