Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
You may think that all you need to write good books is will-power, a stellar idea, and a cave. You may think that hiding in a cubby hole with a full-battery-power laptop is all there is to turning out a tale worth telling. Perhaps… Continue Reading “Kerouac’s Collaborative Circle: Indirect Collaboration”
Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration Direct collaboration, as opposed to indirect collaboration (which we’ll talk about next week) is where a writer works directly with one or more people on a specific piece. Jess Weaver and I developing the Christmas play for Springs Ensemble Theatre’s… Continue Reading “Kerouac, Burroughs, and Direct Collaboration”
Opening tonight at Springs Ensemble Theatre!! Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo is sharply-funny (if you like that sarcastic, smart kinda humor…which I do). It’s about Catherine, who has gone off and become a Neil-DeGrasse-Tyson-style academic of women’s studies. But she comes home to… Continue Reading “Rapture, Blister, Burn”
Jack Kerouac attended Columbia University for a while. It was there he met and started hanging around with some other names you may know – most notable fellow novelist William S. Burroughs and the poet Allen Ginsberg. Because we can’t talk Kerouac without talking… Continue Reading “The Kerouac-Ginsberg Letters: You Have to Write More than You Think”
A couple months ago, the new owners of the Damon Runyon Theatre in Pueblo gave us SET ensemble members an opportunity to dig through their stuff (and if you’ve ever been in a community theatre, you understand there’s always a TON of stuff) and… Continue Reading “Introducing: Writing Desk II”
The Great American Novel. Books as varied as Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and, more recently, Jonathan Franzen’s… Continue Reading “The Great American Novel and Jack Kerouac”