Category Quotables

Art Should Disturb…

I promise there’s a thoughtful blog post coming soon. I will not neglect this blog, not again. But real-life distractions have been pulling me away. In the meantime, here’s another of my favourite quotes.         Advertisements

Fiction that isn’t…

Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or unknown isn’t worth writing Franzen

Musical Inspiration… Err… Sort of.

TODAY WILL BE A 10,000 word day. It must. Words written so far: 0. But I have more important items to discuss. I heard some lyrics that struck me today, and I realized, holy shit this is EXACTLY how I would describe Character T in my WIP. But then I realized it’s a love/sex song, […]

“It’s better to…

“It’s better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier. Life should be malleable and progressive; working from idea to idea permits that. Beliefs anchor you to certain points and limit growth. New ideas can’t generate. Life becomes stagnant.” – Dogma (film)

“The irony of …

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating — in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around like rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.”