words and a napkin

Posted by @ 4:15 pm on November 17th, 2011

1. This audio interview (The Lit Show) with Martone is sort of great. It sprawls about and then, at the half hour, writers and teachers Rachel Yoder, Dylan Nice, and Zachary Tyler Vickers join the conversation. A lot of glow here on regional writing, teaching writing, experimental writing, etc. Worth a listen.

2. Christopher Grimes goes:

Like life itself, writing and reading can be really boring. Reading boring writing, writing boring stuff.

14. This is not a bible verse. This is that amazing hangover essay from a while back in the The New Yorker:

Proverbs 31:6-7: “Give . . . wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.”

3. Philip Hunt on creativity.

The tricky part for anyone is realizing that it’s just about filtering & channeling whatever interests or talents you may have into something, which allows for that to be fully expressed – and on a repeat basis till you either get good at it or realize you should have done something else.

4. You can get a wine-speckled bar napkin signed by Peyton Manning for 10 dollars.

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