Category Archives: Writing

Storytelling changes your brain

When you read or watch something, you may be doing more than just learning or entertaining yourself. You may also be changing your brain chemistry. I recently saw this fascinating little video clip of a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading

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Trip to final writing class

  For the past 9 months I’ve been taking a writing class in Seattle. Yeah, that’s right, writing, not digital fancy anything. And it’s been in literary fiction to boot. It was a fantastic exercise in learning more about story … Continue reading

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What makes that story so good?

“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between ‘writers’ and digital journalists

On PBS Mediashift, Gary Moskowitz looks at what seems to be his student journalists want to write more than they want to use other mediums to tell stories. Toward the end, he makes this observation, “Since we, as online journalism … Continue reading

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The ‘messy’ creative mind

I ran across this video interview with New Yorker writer and “The Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell. This is part of his answer to the question, “What advice do you have for aspiring writers?” I don’t think he’s trying to … Continue reading

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