Are you worried about the Mysterious Structures in the Chinese Desert?
Fear no more, there is a simple explanation.
Do you need writing motivation? Do you like Kittens?
Here it is – Written?Kitten!
On of the essential techniques of art is to be able to reduce complex reality to its bare essential truth. Minimalism.
A master of this is the artist Gregoire Guillemin. I really love some of his work.
Take a look at this – famous people reduced to their bare minimum. How many can you identify? The groups are especially fun.
Here’s some more, divided up, some identified. I wish I could do that.
I have never ordered or eaten a McRib in my life. I don’t think this article is going to change my mind. I especially like this paragraph:
McDonald’s relationship with the pork industry goes back to the McRib’s conception. In 1972, Roger Mandingo, a University of Nebraska professor, received a grant from the National Pork Producer’s council to develop a technology that bound small “umarketable parts of the animal” into a formation that looked more appetizing. In other words, he figured out how to mold tripe, heart or stomach bits into something that looked like a choice cut of meat. Let’s say, the ribs.
MMMM, sounds like some gosh darn good eatin’
- You can’t come up with an idea.
- You have a ton of ideas but can’t commit to any of them, and they all peter out.
- You have an outline but you can’t get through this one part of it.
- You’re stuck in the middle and have no idea what happens next.
- You have a terrible feeling your story took a wrong turn a hundred pages back, and you only just hit a dead end.
- You’re bored with all these characters, they won’t do anything.
- You keep imagining all the reasons people are going to say your story sucks, and it paralyzes you.
- You can’t think of the right words for what you’re trying to convey in this one paragraph.
- You had this incredibly cool story in your head, and now you’re turning it into words on a screen and it’s suddenly dumb.
- You’re revising your work, and you can’t see your way past all those blocks of text you already wrote.
I think the blonde dancer is Terri Garr.