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Nerdist Podcast #106: NEIL GAIMAN

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Nerdist Podcast #106: NEIL GAIMAN Neil Gaiman chats with the nerds about American Gods, describes scenes that were cut from his Doctor Who ep (“The Doctor’s Wife”) and doles out PHENOMENAL advice for aspiring writers. Also, an intense spiritual discussion reveals that we are all Hodgman.

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Thing a Day – Terrible Twos

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OK, so, the writing exercise Kat and I did today says “you are two years old. Write from this perspective. Be childlike. PLAY!” I confess that I couldn’t figure how a two year-old would answer the questions about themselves, so I couldn’t really take it seriously, but when it came time to actually write from the perspective of a two year-old, I realized, that’s the very beginning of an external awareness, so, everything has to be this bizarre Joyceian stream of consciousness that doesn’t allow for and internal or external world, it’s all equally real, it’s just this jumble of your entire world, [...]

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Thing a Day: Correspondence From Hell

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Katrina and I wrote this one together Today’s exercise was poorly worded, but as near as we can figure, it was to write about receiving a postcard from someone really annoying that starts with “the postcard arrived…”   The postcard arrived at dusk which is itself unusual because the rest of the mail arrived shortly after noon. I heard someone slip it under the door and I hurried to see who it was, but they were gone. The card was warm to the touch and browning at the edges, the same as all those that had come before it. I [...]

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Thing a Day – Writing

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This exercise gave me a piece of lined paper with single letters at irregular intervals and the directive, “use each letter as you get to it. Start with: New Year’s resolutions make me…” New Year’s resolutions make me wonder how much people could achieve if they stuck to each of theirs. I’m pretty disciplined when it comes to new year’s resolutions and stuff like that, but even I have trouble keeping up, day in, day out. I guess it also depends on the individual’s (or at least the type of) resolutions. I picked several resolutions this year and they each [...]

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Thing-A-Day: Writing

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Thing-A-Day: Writing

Hey, Chris, it’s good that you’re making so much progress with Data Panda but it is even more gooder that embedded in your grand plan is time for our creative endeavors as it’s been feeling one-sided over here. I look forward to your triumphant return. In the meantime, Katrina and I have made an informal pact over a book over writing exercises. Our pact is, roughly, that we will do one exercise each day. This is mine: “Sometimes I feel just like a gerbil, running around and around on his wheel! You know?” Colette looked imploringly across the table at [...]

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