Saturday, August 23, 2003

misc writing.234

in lieu of categories and with titles mandatory boynton has started recycling. These are a few writerly links from some great literary blogs..

Creative Computing: Where poetry and programming make a new art
...(Montfort) cites the French literary group Oulipo as influential in this, saying, “Creating art under severe constraint is liberating. When you restrict yourself to writing in certain unusual ways, for instance, you allow yourself to discover things about language and about your topic that you otherwise would not.” And that applies whether the medium is as old as the alphabet or as new as the newest programming language.
(via Jerz's Literacy weblog)

One of the world's most influential thinkers has died. Saint Louis University professor and internationally renowned scholar Walter J. Ong, S.J., died August 12. He was 90...
Ong authored numerous books, including the widely circulated "Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word," published in 1982 and translated into a dozen languages
. (more)
(via Jocalo)

First Lines of Picture Books
- some of boynton's many favourites...
I have nothing to do," said Walter Possum.
"Oh, it's fun to play on a sunshiny day," I said to myself as I went on my way.
A is for apple. Everyone knows that.

(via eeksy-peeksy)

Who's afraid of Sylvia Plath? John Brownlow's story of the screenwriting process is a good chronicle of the craft, and the art of compromise
The brief was tough: write a romantic Hollywood drama about mental instability and one of the most controversial literary marriages ever. But when John Brownlow's first draft got the green light, his problems were only beginning. Here he tells a true story of crashing egos, crazy deadlines and booze-fuelled, red-eyed nights working out how poets talk
(via twists and turns)

Comments: misc writing.234

Mr. Griggs worked at the old post office. He was pretty old himself. But not as old as Mrs. Griggs, who worked at the new post office.
Posted by .es at August 24, 2003 02:07 AM

One day Jill came home and Fletcher wasn't there

This way or that way?

Our house was full of secrets.
Posted by boynton at August 24, 2003 10:47 AM

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