Category Archives: Writing Life

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7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them)

7 Examples of Passive Voice (And How To Fix Them)

How to write a novel in 100 days or less

How to write a novel in 100 days or less

Multi-disciplinary Artist David Byrne’s TED Talk

Multi-disciplinary artist David Byrne is a huge hero of mine – my fave work is his 1985 film True Stories which is a central inspiration in many of my projects. I recently read his excellent collection of essays about exploring urban environments from the seat of a bicycle “Bicycle Diaries” with discourse of architecture, planning, inter-personal relations, diplomacy, remixed history and art plus practical tips for cycling and locking up your ride. His manner is diligent, self-assured and constantly curious.

Mr. Byrne spoke at TED about how acoustics of spaces influence songwriting.

The description from TED says: As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

David Byrne builds an idiosyncratic world of music, art, writing and film. Full bio and more links

Kerouac and the Beat Museum

Kerouac and the Beat Museum

Help save The #Beat #Museum

Help save The #Beat #Museum http://ow.ly/E7rU Start by shopping at kerouac.com #art #culture #sanfran #sf

The Beat Generation | Help save The Beat Museum

The Beat Generation | Help save The Beat Museum

DavidByrne.com – Bicycle Diaries

DavidByrne.com – Bicycle Diaries

45 Free Things for Writers : Freelance Writing Jobs

45 Free Things for Writers : Freelance Writing Jobs

Jim Carroll’s death leaves a void in poetry | Books | guardian.co.uk

Jim Carroll’s death leaves a void in poetry | Books | guardian.co.uk

Q&A: Sean Hemingway on the “restored edition” of his grandfather’s A Moveable Feast – The Afterword

Q&A: Sean Hemingway on the “restored edition” of his grandfather’s A Moveable Feast – The Afterword