Monthly Archives: January 2011

4. a particular kind of substance

It is a particular kind of writing, and figuring out the particulars is part of the fun of writing in any form, included compressed ones. Continue reading

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3. matter: occupies space

This is the third in a series. Previous posts looked at matter as the substance and matter as physical substance. This third definition of matter says, perhaps, that something matters because it has the ability to occupy space. Continue reading

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Physical Fiction

To reach for that magical balance of the physical and the non-physical when we write, and to recognize and admire its realization when we read—yes, I think that would be nice. Continue reading

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2. matter: physical substance

Part 2 in a series that looks at the various definitions of “matter” and how each might apply to compressed creative arts. Here, what begins with the physical ends with the Belly of the Whale, Star Wars, and the spiritual. Continue reading

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Hollywood, Meet Flash

Witness the “so what?” event. Observe as it retrospectively circles, this vulture, before winging itself down to settle and scavenge, to pick the bare bones and empty sockets of so many of our less fortunate fictions. Continue reading

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