Missives from back pages and ones closer to the front

At the risk of this becoming another entry in a genre I continually declare to relinquish forever, that being of the blog post centered on the problem of my lack of writing, I wish to write for just a little bit on my lack of writing. Rather, I want to just try something new, specifically … Read more Missives from back pages and ones closer to the front

A short post on the tyranny of the single author

I found about THE ROOM today and I’m not sure my life will ever be the same. Adam Rosen wrote a piece in The Atlantic yesterday discussing whether or not the film should be considered outsider art. Rosen makes some very interesting points about the nature of outsider art and its merits, but he has … Read more A short post on the tyranny of the single author

The Problem with Hannibal

Hannibal Lecter is a fascinating character. Not really news, is it? I mean, he's an exceptionally popular character. Which isn't exactly the same thing as "fascinating", but still. I suspect Thomas Harris will take it. In fact, I know that he will. Here's how he describes his relationship with Lecter in the foreword to the … Read more The Problem with Hannibal

Constructing Arguments

Constructing an argument is an important skill. For any interpretation, accusation or conclusion to hold water it must make sense and be supported by evidence. It’s not exactly a radical point of view, is it? However, a distressingly large amount of people completely misunderstand how this process works. They don’t understand what constitutes supporting evidence. … Read more Constructing Arguments

Procrastination: An extremely overused word. (A very short post on writing)

I was going to write about board games today. Actually, I was going to write about board games last Friday, and again yesterday… And then I remembered how this blog keeps dying and how much that annoys me. So, a short one today. Writing. I had a good friend who finally opened my eyes about … Read more Procrastination: An extremely overused word. (A very short post on writing)