12 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  1. Hi, H@M: “Show me a creative who doesn’t have some ceremony…” Oddly enough, I came across that Bukowski quote just yesterday in “Absence of the Hero”. As for Hanif Kureishi, my mates and I would often see him in the streets of Fulham in the 1980s (when I lived there), roundabout the time of The Buddha of Suburbia, and we would shout across the road, “Hi, Hanif!” and he would always smile and wave back. Class act. (Leo)

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  2. Lucas, for writing development, check out Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method (https://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/).

    While there are products related to the Snowflake Methods (books, apps, etc.), it truly is a method you can use without spending a single dime. Ingermanson pretty much gives away the entire technique on his site.

    While I haven’t used it all the way through, I do find the steps useful when working up a character’s bio and backstory.

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    1. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t note the Wavemaker app (http://www.wavemaker.co.uk/), which is effectively a cloud version of Scrivener that can also be used offline and allows you to sync content between any number of access points.

      It’s free to use, although once I started tooling around with it, I chipped in for the developer. It’s quite a powerful and flexible writing development app.

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  3. John, I am Reading OTP while listening to “Spem in Alium” by Tallis performed by the Tallis Scholars, Cambridge singers et al. Hugh – 914 identified bird! Wow. Kent, I just bought Ruth Ozeki’s new book, thanks for the review. Horeses@midnight, you have a book and more in you. Leo, the baboon is for you; they are colorful when they mate. XicanoWarrior and Covid-19 not again!!! How’s el gato gris? WG, nice vintage spool tins.

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  4. I like Bukowski because he is flawed as i am. It is selfish to want others to be as miserable as oneself but when the right person along comes they write poetry

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  5. John Baird: Inspiring text, thank you. My wife is the person who got me to appreciate motets, through her love for them. Her musical choices have transferred to me is a gentle way.

    In Ottawa where we live, we are lucky that the National Gallery of Canada acquired Janet Cardiff’s Forty-Part Motet sound sculpture, a rework of Spem in Alium, currently on display in the Rideau Chapel.

    https://www.gallery.ca/whats-on/exhibitions-and-galleries/janet-cardiff-forty-part-motet-2

    Daniel B

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