The number of weeks or months a cheese is aged depends on the variety and what the cheesemaker, affineur, wholesaler, or retailer wishes to accomplish. The longer a cheese is allowed to sit before it is offered for sale, the more flavor compounds are formed, and the more the texture changes.
~MICHAEL H. TUNICK, author of The Science of Cheese
WRITING & SCREENWRITING
Despite the ubiquity of myth in fiction of all varieties, most writers would likely have a hard time identifying the mythic narratives, devices, and archetypes informing our novels and stories.
If you’re reading this, you want to know how to become a writer. You want to be paid for your writing. You want your office to be whichever library, coffee shop, or couch-cushion-in-your-pajamas you choose. That’s the writer’s dream (or at least my dream).
Are you a perfectionist? Are you looking for the perfect phrase, word, idea? Are you stuck? Wouldn’t getting unstuck and moving forward be a tad more fun? Are you stuck in the getting ready mode to get your book done?
First, let’s define what I talk about when I say “writing”: writing can be applied to any sort of creative work aimed at creating a screenplay or teleplay. This can mean brainstorming, outlining, character bios, world building, or writing actual pages. The important thing is that you write, consistently and productively, on an ongoing basis. Treating your writing as a job means that you produce work on an ongoing basis. So, back to our friend Adams: how do you make sure to meet your goals and deadlines?
William Goldman has famously written, “Screenplays are structure.” That is true in a tangible sense because at some point, a script becomes a blueprint for the production of a movie.
Every author I meet is curious about how that happened and what it’s been like. I’m only a sample of one, but here’s my experience.
The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It’s why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they take “one more look,” they can find a way to make it better.
On earth I was a manufacturer of Imported Holes for American Swiss Cheese,” the braided man tells Dorothy, in her fourth adventure in Oz. “I will acknowledge that I supplied a superior article.” Ultimately, though, the man explains, he fell into one of his own holes and got stranded down near the center of the planet.
A new study of 120,000 people shows that snacking on nuts can help you live longer. Consumption of about 10g a day, on average, was associated with cutting the risk of premature death by as much as 23%.
Are there people who constantly criticize you, tell you that you can’t do things, make you feel bad about yourself, even yell at you? These are toxic people.
- Scientists have discovered why the return-trip always feels shorter than the trip there, The Washington Post | Tweet
For complex beings, humans aren’t that great at perceiving time. We’re especially bad at measuring time in the short term – seconds, minutes and hours. Our sense of how much time is passing is subjective, easily biased by other things that are going on around us, our mood or what we’re doing at the time.
An essential part of developing a personal brand is mustering the boldness to discover and express authentically who you are and own it.
The most important part of your startup is your brain. If your brain is not okay, then you are not okay and your startup will also not be okay.
Over the past few years, the television landscape has been as dramatic and character-filled as the best of Game of Thrones episodes. To that end, it should come as no surprise that there have been threats that have gone unseen or under-addressed by the major and minor television networks.