Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

The secrets of the mystic art

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

From William Gibson:

I suspect I have spent just about exactly as much time actually writing as the average person my age has spent watching television, and that, as much as anything, may be the real secret here. ^

You will meet many “artists” in this life. Most of them are not serious about writing for four to six hours a day, or even for three, or even writing at all. Gibson said what all of us are thinking when we see this phenomenon.

Man arrested for novelizing murder he committed

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

A Polish crime writer has been jailed for 25 years after authorities found he had committed a murder that had been described in one of his thrillers, officials said Wednesday. ^

I can sympathize with him. Commit a murder, get away with it, and pleased with your own creativity, think maybe you can write a book about it. That turns out well, so you write more… but are there more murders?