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Putin bans cursing in books/films; No one can write “He’s no pussy”

May 7, 2014


As I flaunt my right to write dirty headlines, another country is about to lose theirs. NPR reported today that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law this week that requires books containing obscenities to come in sealed packages with warning labels and that bans cursing in movies and the performing arts. The law is set […]

*SPOILER ALERT* DO NOT READ THIS if you haven’t seen Blue Valentine yet.

February 4, 2011


I keep thinking about a particular aspect of Blue Valentine. There’s a moment at the motel (that’s like “the inside of a robot’s vagina”) when Cindy more or less asks Dean why he isn’t as professionally successful as he should be. She says he can draw, sing, perform–that he’s multi-talented in so many different areas […]

Writing techniques of famous authors–my experiences copying them. And thoughts on Blue Valentine.

January 31, 2011


The Best Damn Creative Writing Blog reposted its excellent article “Write Like a Pro” a few days ago. It discusses some of the writing quirks of famous authors. I hope Adrienne Crezo doesn’t mind if I block quote most of her piece here. I can’t resist commenting on some of these habits. #1:  Be out […]