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Book Review: Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book, by Ally Carter I am not familiar with any of Ally Carter’s fiction work (which she refers to a bit ad nauseum here), but this book is mildly entertaining.  To be sure, … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Chaos To Creativity

From Chaos To Creativity:  Building A Productivity System For Artists And Writers, by Jessie L. Kwak I always feel a mix of compassion and interest in reading the efforts of people to attempt to systematize for fun and profit those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Light In The Dark

Light In The Dark:  Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, And The Artistic Process, edited by Joe Fossler My own feelings about this book are somewhat ambivalent, as is often the case when it comes to books dealing with authors talking about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moment Work

Moment Work:  Tectonic Theater Project’s Process Of Devising Theater, by Moises Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with a lot of others I can only think of one reason why someone who is a remotely decent or morally upright person would … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drinking From The River Of Light

Drinking From The River Of Light:  The Life Of Expression, by Mark Nepo If you want to read a lot of terrible books with terrible advice written by people who are absolutely ignorant about what they are talking about but … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creativity, Spirituality, & Making A Buck

Creativity, Spirituality, & Making A Buck, by David Nichtern If this book is instructive, it is not so much instructive in the way that someone who is creative should live but rather instructive on a certain type of person and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poemcrazy

Poemcrazy:  Freeing Your Life With Words, by Susan G. Wooldridge I disagree with nearly everything in this book.  For all of that, I still think this book is useful in a very limited sense, and that is demonstrating once again … Continue reading

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Dance Monkey

Over the past few weeks I have become increasingly familiar with the song “Dance Monkey,” by the oddly titled singer-songwriter Tunes and I.  This song first became a smash hit in Australia, where it has been #1 for a period … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Master And His Emissary

The Master And His Emissary:  The Divided Brain And The Making Of The Western World, by Iain McGilchrist There are a lot of cliches about left brain and right brain thinking.  And most of them tend to favor the left … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Yesterday

Yesterday is not quite as good a film as it could have been, but it certainly does offer an amusing look at an alternate universe in which the Beatles don’t exist as we know them.  Interestingly enough, the absence of … Continue reading

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