Commercial Publication

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I’m Posting This Sh1t Online, Now Whaddaya Gonna Do? Part IV Commercial Publication or What we really want This series aimed to address the arguments against webfiction.  It will conclude by addressing the one assumption that powers most of these arguments: Commercial success is the goal of every artist. The beginning of this series I… Read more »

“Never Rewrite”

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I’m Posting This Sh1t Online, Now Whaddaya Gonna Do? Part III “Never Rewrite” or Webfiction and The Rules “You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.” Robert A Heinlein: providing petrol for flame wars since 1947 Heinlein had four simple rules for writing: 1. You must write. 2. You must finish what you start…. Read more »

Stealing Fiction

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I’m Posting This Sh1t Online, Now Whaddaya Gonna Do? Part II Stealing Fiction “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.” The Social Network On the day I started writing this post on the commonness of ideas, I stumbled upon this article… on the commonness of ideas.  It just goes to… Read more »

Art, Writing, and the Meaning of Life (Part II)

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There’s a rift between creator and consumer.  Artist and observer.  Writer and reader. And it might be irreparable. In Part I, I talked about how looking for meaning can destroy the experience of a work of art.  As Gandalf says, “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path… Read more »

Art, Writing, and the Meaning of Life (Part I)

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“I don’t get it.” It’s the mantra of the week here.  The gallery on campus had an opening and it was the place to be–mostly for the free wine and cheese, but looking at the pictures helped us blend in.  Unfortunately, my friends don’t get modern art.  And this was the modernest. Today I wanted… Read more »