VN Episode 7: Jeremy Smith and ‘The Singularity’

Join Shane this week for an update on writing-related news. Shane discusses the APA finally allowing for singular usage of the third-person pronoun ‘they’ and Antonio previews the reboot of Stephen King’s It. Finally, Shane sits with composer Jeremy Smith, to discuss his new project, ‘The Singularity,’ a ballet that tells a computer’s artificial intelligence coming-of-age…

Write Your Shit

Now he would never write the things that he had saved to write until he knew enough to write them well. Well, he would not have to fail at trying to write them either. Maybe you could never write them, and that was why you put them off and delayed the starting. Well he would…

The Audacity of Creativity

I’ve thought a lot about creativity for the last several months–where it comes from, where it goes when it’s gone, why it goes. A while ago, I wrote about inspiration and how waiting for inspiration is a exercise in futility. You have to park your ass in that seat and write–or in or in front…

When a Thousand Voices Sing

There is a small spotlight shining from high in the rafters. It illuminates the man on stage. His song has captured the attention of the hundreds of people in the audience. They all know the song, and in their proximity and admiration, they are sure to sing along. When the man onstage reaches the final…

Tonight, I Am Offended

I won’t keep you long tonight. I’ve just got something on my brain. It probably won’t make a ton of sense, but here goes. I wrote my master’s thesis on the work of Salman Rushdie. I did not write directly about his most famous work, The Satanic Verses, but I definitely did read them. I…