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Philosophy of Writing – 8 – A Case Study

March 17, 2012 by


I’m going off-script now. I’m going to need you. Now we get up to our elbows in blood and bone, together. In a few days, I’m going to start a series of professionally relevant, deeply difficult edits. Publishing, so I gather, is a business that keeps its cards close to its chest; I don’t want […]

Philosophy of Writing – 7 – Skim Editing

March 14, 2012 by


This is the second and final post that will cover flavours of editing that I inflict on my own manuscripts but that I don’t see referenced anywhere else. My previous post dealt with how our perceptions of words will change dependent on what physical medium they’re presented on; in that post I suggest an editing step that […]

Philosophy of Writing – 6 – Perspective, Media, & Tricks of the Eye

March 11, 2012 by


Medium is not a petty concept to writers. Words are autonomous from the paper they haunt, but our experience of the words — a collection of phenomena that make up a work of writing — isn’t. We have a tendency to interpret stimuli differently in different contexts. In book design, a good font has financial […]

Good Enough for an Italian Wedding – Tomato Soup & Basil Bread (Vegan)

March 6, 2012 by


I really can’t tell you how much I love this soup. I took the basic recipe from Delia Smith and modified it until I was happy. I never buy tomato soup anymore, because this recipe is better than anything I could buy in the store, and better than any tomato soups I’ve had in restaurants, […]