Wild and Knotty Worlds: The Psychological Crucible

Photo Credit: a crucible used in the Czochralski method (a method of extracting crystals), taken by Twisp on August 25, 2005: Twisp/Wikimedia Commons/PD self "[T]he writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself." (Bronte, “Editor’s Preface”, location 561) One … Continue reading Wild and Knotty Worlds: The Psychological Crucible

Advertisements

Transposing Fiction

       Photo Credit: Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, Pietro Antonio Rotari, 1755, oil on canvas, Norton Simon Museum: Wmpearl/ Wikimedia Commons/CC PD Mark 1.0 Photo Credit: The Man Writing a Letter, Casper Netscher, 1665, oil on canvas, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany: Mattes/Wikimedia Commons/PD Art (PD Old 100)   “Write immediately, yes! But … Continue reading Transposing Fiction

Resistentialism

Photo Credit: Commedia dell'arte Scene in an Italian Landscape, Peeter van Bredael, 17th/18th century, detail, oil on canvas: FA2010/Wikimedia Commons/PD Old 100 “‘At the bottom of every process of obtaining creative material for our work is emotion.’” (Stanislavsky, Chap. V, pg. 101; emphasis added) Last week, I had the honor of being a guest on … Continue reading Resistentialism