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Working as the perfect blend of artist and hack for going on 20 years now.
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"....a committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and quietly strangled." -- attributed to Sir Barnett Cocks when he was a clerk in the UK's House of Commons Every time I hear that quote, I always think, "well,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2010 at hack Artist
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Mar 15, 2010
So I was trawling Twitter tonight and came across a link to a post that made me decide to stay up way past my bedtime writing a post. It was from Lisa Hickey riffing on a quote from Hugh MacLeod:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2010 at hack Artist
"...description is itself a moral commentary." -- J.D. McClatchy (writing about poet May Swenson) I actually wish I'd written that instead of J.D. McClatchy because it would make the perfect line for My Life in Six Words. Description can be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at hack Artist
"All good stories usually start with a question," said one of my writing professors when I was in grad school. It sounds like a throw-away sentence, something said in passing, but it was incredibly helpful to me, both as a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at hack Artist
So I'm re-reading John Steinbeck's The Log from the Sea of Cortez. I read it at least once a year. And for my sins, I do have a rather Steinbeckian world view. Mostly, though I read him because I love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at hack Artist
Thanks, Michael -- I've been enjoying your links on twitter. And love the storytelling manifesto. Hoping to work my schedule so I can take a class this year.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2010 on The Power of the One-Sentence Story at hack Artist
So I spent this last weekend helping out at the Space Coast Birding Festival in Florida. I was manning a booth for The Nature Conservancy, answering questions, doing the occasional radio interview, and handing out notecards, posters, membership info, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at hack Artist
I know there are thousands -- literally, thousands -- of sites out there with advice on how to attract clients, and jobs, and make money as a freelancer. This isn't about that. This is a post about how to keep... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2010 at hack Artist
It's by a c ompany called Rite in the Rain -- and, if you're looking for a go-anywhere field notebook -- this is the best one I've ever found. And I'm pretty picky about my notebooks. It's waterproof. Not water-resistant.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at hack Artist
"The urge to solve a problem with a bulldozer or some other piece of heavy machinery is strong." -- E.B. White Of course, the marketing corollary to that is, "The urge to solve a problem with a brochure or some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2010 at hack Artist