Herein, musician Neko Case discusses art and writing with author Sherman Alexie. You can catch a screening of his film Smoke Signals for free at Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Monday at 7 PM. On Tuesday night, Alexie will host a reading and discussion at the same time. Alexie is visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on behalf of Prairie Schooner’s winter 2012 issue launch.
Rod Serling, prolific mastermind behind Twilight Zone and several other television and radio programs, wrote and spoke extensively on both his writing and the state of the art. Here’s a video of Serling talking about his life’s work, answering questions like “Where do ideas come from?”
A humorous essay from McSweeney’s website on the trials and triumphs of the modern age. Here’s an excerpt:
The warrior closed his eyes, summoning the power of his ancestors, long departed but watchful still. And then with the echoing beep of his digital watch, he moved with deadly speed, wrapping his battle-hardened hands around the power cord at the back of the Router.
I’ve seem to be hitting writer’s block far too often now. My grade in my creative writing class is suffering because i don’t turn in anything because i’m never really satisfied with anything i do. all my good ideas seem to turn into bad ones once i write it down. How do you get pass writers…