Category: Essays

Writing from the Ruins: An Unreliable History of Postmodern Literary Fiction

Note: This essay appears as a part of the collection of ten postmodern literary stories entitled INFINITE ENDING, available for pre-order now. 1. Introduction Postmodern literature defies a simple, coherent definition. The beginning, middle, and end of the movement—just as...

/ 28 November 2014

How Much Work Do Your Story Details Do?

This picture is from the television series “Burn Notice,” currently burned. This screen-cap shows how you can subtly insert meaning into a shot, without calling attention to itself. (This applies to writing, too.) This scene takes place in an artist’s...

/ 26 September 2013

FILM REVIEW: American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (A Film by Kevin Booth)

Full disclosure and all that: I have a “Special Thanks” credit on this film. But it’s not like I had a hand in making it. I didn’t. I just gave them some money, like a lot of other people did....

/ 13 August 2013

Saturday Show #10 (“American Scream: The BILL HICKS Story” by Cynthia True and an Excerpt from “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving)

As a tribute to the massive gravity of the loss of the prophet Bill Hicks, I’ve posted an excerpt from “A Widow for One Year” by John Irving in the little audio player above. “American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story”...

/ 26 January 2013