7 Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

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Image by Lloyd Arnold via Wikimedia Commons Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman ..

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Umberto Eco Explains Why We Make Lists

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Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland We hate lists, which have told us what to do since ..

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The Affirmation of Life

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Bernard Reginster’s book The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism is an ambitious and thorough work. It proposes ..

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Maya Angelou’s Secret to Living Your Best Life

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Humans are proud of rationality, maybe to a fault. It can come at a significant cost: the tendency to overcomplicate the simplest of tasks, ..

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Read the Poignant Letter Sent to Anne Frank by George Whitman, Owner of Paris’ Famed Shakespeare & Co Bookshop (1960): “If I Sent This Letter to the Post Office It Would No Longer Reach You”

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Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise. More than a few visitors to Paris’ fabled Shakespeare & Company ..

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Carsick

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I was appropriately shocked when I first saw John Water’s film Pink Flamingos at a midnight screening in Berkeley sometime in the 1980’s. ..

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Good Price on Cinematic Nihilism

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In case anyone is interested, Amazon is selling brand new hardcover editions of Cinematic Nihilism for $34; a huge discount off of the original ..

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The Madness Continues

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Brendon Lemon is a stand-up comedian from Chicago who hosts a podcast called The Madness Continues. On the latest episode I talk with him about ..

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Cinematic Nihilism Presentation at College of Marin

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On October 26th I delivered a presentation on my new book, Cinematic Nihilism, at the College of Marin. This video of the presentation is about ..

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