Blogger Beat-Down #27

Stand up comedy stage made of cardboard

Stand up comedy stage made of cardboard by the same hands typing up this fucking thing!

Local Raconteursism

I figured I would go ahead and post these things in parts according to categories, this being film, television and story. In most of these cases, I’ve played critic and writer with my own little pieces of fiction. Hey! Ebert did it so why can’t I? Some time back I posted a local craigslist ad where we look for local authors or people with stories wouldn’t mind telling them on a mic. Think of it as a moth hour. It’s a slow start but it’s something we’d like to do

While I’m talking about writers, the other day (not today) I was wondering when someone knows they want to write. If we were all connected in some way where we could know how the other person is feeling or what they’re thinking than I would imagine it would be easier to know if someone is into something for sure. For instance, at a younger age — unless a person somehow develops a sense that they know for sure, they don’t know how important writing is until they get older and go through shit-life experiences to understand. It’s not math. If you had to write a letter or something like that, perhaps longer than the standard text or tweet in a emergency situation, you would feel a real sense of urgency. That’s what needs to happen in writing all the time, and not seize up or look at it as if it were a chore. I think that might be the case with my nephew. I don’t trust that someone at his age would understand for another twenty years¬†(keep reading)

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