Funny that dudes who say that makeup is “lying” never seem to get angry at Hugh Jackman for not looking like Wolverine all the time.
Q:Any advice for a wannabe writer?
Cultivate your memory. Learn how to remember a series of details and access them in your mind quickly. Last night at dinner, I told the story about how I learned plotting. As children, my siblings and I weren’t allowed to stay up and watch a television horror program called “Night Gallery.” So our mother watched it and had to remember every plot point so she could relate the story to us over breakfast the next morning. Years later, when my father had joint custody and visitation, he’d take us to see movies without my mother. Back home, she’d grill us to relate every plot point so she could determine if the movie had been suitable for kids. Likewise, my friend Chelsea Cain learned plotting as her mother took her to foreign films and had to whisper the characters’ motivations and translate their dialogue. So, to become a writer, practice recalling long series of causal events. Memorize poems and songs. All of this work will serve your writing.
Bless this practical writing advice
Q:Hey Chuck! Love your work. What advice would you give for young writers?
Okay, long answer here. A writer friend, Doug Coupland, recently told me about medical studies that suggest the final developmental changes in the human brain occur around the age of 31. When asked, most people — for the rest of their lives, regardless of their actual age — will say they feel 31 years old. I’d written for several years, but at 31 I wrote ‘Fight Club’ and that age seemed to allow me the peace to sit and concentrate. A peace I didn’t have in my 20’s. My advice is to live a rich, interesting life, practice writing if you want, but don’t beat yourself to produce your best work until after the age of 31. Okay? Okay.
In my experience, men who like it up the ass are much easier to deal with than those who spend their extra energy keeping those dreaded sexual demons of sexual receptivity at bay.
In the end I believe scientists are hopeless romantics desperate in love with the idea that the world makes sense.
Scientists have broken hearts and by combining toxic elements and reading the stars, they are able to write poetry.
The first time I met Allison Moon, she was wearing a hat shaped like a fox head and telling an audience how she orchestrated an orgy for Bawdy Storytelling (Video below). Since then, she has only gotten more interesting. Moon recently self-published her first novel, Lunatic Fringe, detailing a love story between lesbian werewolves, and you can buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or IndieBound in paperback or e-book. If full moons, feminism, and fisting don’t entice you to pick up her book, then I don’t know what will.
I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.