Movie Reviews: Hipsters

Jos asked for weird movies, so weird movies it is! I still haven’t done anything longer than a Twitter review for any of the Toronto International Film Fest screenings I saw, so there’s plenty for me to catch up on. To be honest, I saw far fewer films this year than I usually cram in. A typical TIFF, for me, involves anywhere from 35 to 50+ films over 10 days;…

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On temptation & writing

“I can resist anything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Wilde’s amusingly accurate quote lies at the core of my writing discipline, such as it is: if temptation can not be resisted, it must be removed. Which is to say, I mostly manage to write once I have made it impossible to do anything else. I’m one of those terrible café writers, the sort who spend hours nursing a single coffee…

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Changing direction

Clearly trying to update this blog based solely on my writing life isn’t working out all that well, mostly because there’s not much to say. I’ve discovered from a couple of recent stumbles that talking about a work in progress is a fast route to losing direction on the manuscript, so that topic’s a no go. My process doesn’t really involve anything that hasn’t already been covered in-depth elsewhere, and…

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