… Read more Copy, then find your voice.
Most new writers emulate the writers they most admire. They can’t help but sound like them. Even true originals like Marcel Proust used to do parodies of the writers he was most influenced by. He used this copying as a way of exploring what these
… Read more We don’t get information the same way that we used to. The very idea of story has changed. It’s all faster, shorter, and far more present than ever.
Simple narratives have been replaced by continuous story, as in role-playing video games, where interactivity replaces passive absorption of narrative.
… Read more In my last post I raised the question of why the HBO series “Game of Thrones” is such a success. Not questioning its quality – it’s first-rate – but the reason something so seemingly old-fashioned would find a sizable audience.
I think one reason, beyond its immersive quality, is that