New York in 1746 is a small town of 7,000 people, perched at the end of Manahatta Island, a place which English and Dutch influences vie: the Bowery is still the Bouwerij, Brooklyn is still Breuckelen. 336 more words
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Picture this: it’s the middle of a dramatic story and the main character is being lowered into a pit of ravenous crocodiles. Meanwhile, the villain is launching a doomsday device which will destroy the whole world! 647 more words
Well, actually, in the name of honesty and an unerring commitment to the truth, far greater rigour is, and must be, demanded here of not only the description itself but the very details composing and forming it — and let me tell you, it just so happens that that is what I am gonna darn well give y’all, with all the masculine, steely resolve pre-1980s Hollywood heroes and heartthrobs employed when it came to getting “their girl”.) I am sure—though, on second thought I am not so certain; no, not certain by a long way. 321 more words
The post is about writing and self-reflexivity or meta-fiction.
It seems to me that writing is naturally self-reflexive. Especially creative writing. Why that is I don’t know but it goes back all the way to Homer’s epics and the dawn of Western literature. 434 more words