Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Meeting John Lennon. Text-mining the classics. Shoes, candy & how to write a column for Vogue.

Name dropping—

Ken Levine said that? Really? Meeting John Lennon.

His father was a cabinet maker & he gets his inspiration "from everywhere." Fabulously successful shoe designer Christian Louboutin.

Jane Austen, Herman Melville & James Fennimore Cooper. Text-mining the classics & opening a new door to literary theory.

 It's easy: write, doubt, rewrite, redoubt, reread, change everything. How to write a column for Vogue.

M & M's, Bit-O-Honey, Krackel, Hershey, Snickers—candy wrappers, prices, history. Candy archive.

Creative breakthrough: When walking away from your story gives you time to listen to your characters. Invaluable advice from David Hewson.

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