I’ve been experimenting with vintage tube radios, trying to learn enough so that I can soon design and build my own prototype. When I tell people this, they ask, “Where did you learn how to work on radios?” I usually say something like, “I just Google stuff, and I’m handy in general.” Which is true.…
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CRAFT: More Human Than Human: Writing as an Act of Amoral Revolution by P. Casey Telesk
The act of writing is about discovering what it means to be a human being, to engage in a process of thought that allows for the discovery of what makes humanity tick.
Craft: Stranger Than Nonfiction: Examining Point of View in Creative Nonfiction by P. Casey Telesk
Switching POV is criticized in creative nonfiction even more than it is in fiction.. But it’s absolutely possible.
CRAFT: On the Precision of Language by P. Casey Telesk
One word can change the meaning of a sentence. Certain words emphasize certain things. The tense of a verb can change the narrative distance.
The Writing Life: My Failures as Bukowski or — How I Prepped For a Life of Chaos by P. Casey Telesk
The small kitchen was packed with unfamiliar people and seventies decor. I’d made friends with one person, though, a younger guy who’d asked me for one of my cigarettes because he only had Camels but loved my brand.
The Writing Life: The Perks of Being a Lowlife by P. Casey Telesk
Two years ago I was living with a heroin addict. I was a mess myself, emotionally at least. When I discovered that she was still using, she suggested I try it and I agreed.
The Writing Life: The Assassination of a Romantic Notion: You Are Not a Writer by P. Casey Telesk
Anywhere I went, people would ask, “Are you a writer?” I would tell them no, that I only carried the notebook because I was forgetful and needed to write things down in order to remember.
CRAFT: Finding Meaning In Images — Looking At Your Story Like A Graphic Designer by P. Casey Telesk
I often tell people that if they want to discover what their book is really about, then they should design a cover…