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Tag Archives: Tom Wolfe
All the trendy rockers will tell you the same thing: don’t pigeonhole me or my music. (Actually, writers do this too – you just don’t hear about it as much on MTV…) They’ll rant and they’ll rave and they’ll throw … Continue reading
There’s an interesting story about U2 I heard. While they were writing/making one of their albums, a collection of Beatles songs came out – lost songs, remastered titles, I can’t remember. The point is that Bono talked about the fact … Continue reading
“What [feature writers] had in common was that they all regarded the newspaper as a motel you checked into overnight on the road to the final triumph. The idea was to get a job on a newspaper, keep body and … Continue reading
“…it was always nighttime in my daydreams of the newspaper life. Reporters didn’t work during the day.” Continue reading
Got some good sleep last night, and woke up quite refreshed. Wow, a long week! I don’t think I was in bed before midnight once this week. I think it really affected the writing. It’s hard to force yourself to write when the muses are sleeping…
Well, as I had hoped, I got my hour in early today. More laying down of story, but not a lot of style development. I’m hoping that it just starts kicking in, but I’m getting a little worried now. Maybe I should take a passage and just concentrate on developing the style. Continue reading
Writing in a fog tonight. I’m surprised I got as many words down as I did. However, I am definitely going to start a bit earlier tomorrow… Continue reading
100% convinced now to do this as a “non-fiction” book, kickin’ it old school with the New Journalism. But in reverse.
I’ll explain… Continue reading
I got my hour in early today – well, relatively early. Before evening. I’m feeling great — I actually want to keep writing, even after the buzzer has gone. I take that to be a good sign.
I’m still trying to play with the style a bit — I’m leaning towards a bit of a more journalistic style, kind of like The New Journalism style in Tom Wolfe’s book that Duncan Weller was telling me about. I haven’t actually read the book yet, but I feel that I have a sense of that style already, having read some of Wolfe’s stuff as well as Hunter S. Thompson. The Great Gatsby, I think, could be put into that genre as well, at least as a forerunner. After all, who is Nick Carraway but a narrator reporting on someone else’s story? I’m certain it wasn’t Fitzgerald’s intention to invent The New Journalism, but echoes are there nonetheless. Continue reading