The Trust Molecule by Paul J. Zak - WSJ.com →
To Predict Dating Success, The Secret's In The... →
If you write dialogue, be sure to read this.
6 Cool Things People Have Done Inside MRI Scanners →
The Real CSI | FRONTLINE | PBS →
With the exception of DNA, forensic science isn’t science.
The Devil in the Details | LitReactor →
Great session on making description pay in your writing.
The role of the artist is to not look away.– –Akira Kurosawa
Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the...– E.B. White
Let's All Have a Poet's Day
ecantwell: fsgbooks: amiwithani: Today’s delightful British-ism: “having a poet’s day” = leaving work at noon and spending the rest of the day drinking in a pub. Oh those charming Brits. Accurate.
To Inez Milholland
Upon this marble bust that is not I Lay the round, formal wreath that is not fame; But in the forum of my silenced cry Root ye the living tree whose sap is flame. I, that was proud and valiant, am no more; — Save as a dream that wanders wide and late, Save as a wind that rattles the stout door, Troubling the ashes in the sheltered grate. The stone shall perish; I shall be twice dust. Only my...
Dig this: Renese King '90
1990 alumna and Berklee staff member Renese King is a talented instrumentalist and arranger whose soulful and moving voice has been called “resplendent” by The Boston Globe and garnered her a Boston Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year. King has toured with the Boston Pops, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and many other orchestras, and was a featured artist on the soundtrack to...
John McGann: "Shenandoah" →
In memory of John McGann
Today I am sad because someone wonderful died unexpectedly. I only knew him casually, but well enough to know it goes down as a dear loss in the world’s ledger. His name was John McGann; he was a wonderful person and a brilliant musician. If you knew him, you undoubtedly miss him too. If you didn’t, I’m sad you won’t have that opportunity. May God bless you and...
Adam Renn Olenn - Interviewed Online →
Master class in lyric writing
Elvis Costello wrote a great song called “A Monster Went and Ate My Red 2” for Sesame Street. It’s a master class in committing to the rhyme vocabulary of the song as a means of prosodically supporting your themes. Almost every line contains a rhyme for the key words in the title: ‘red’ and ‘two.’ As a secondary layer, Costello rhymes ‘count’...
Turn a book into a stash box →
Things graphic novels can teach you about writing →
Letters of note: C.S. Lewis on Writing →
The story is always better than your ability to write it.– Robin McKinley (via libraryland)
A hearty congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Derringer Awards! Best Flash Story: “Lessons Learned” by Allan Leverone Best Short Story: “Touch of Death” by B.V. Lawson Best Long Story: Tie “A Drowning at Snow’s Cut” by Art Taylor and “Brea’s Tale” by Karen Pullen Best Novelette: “Where Billy Died” by Earl Staggs