WRITERS ON THE SCREEN: Get that dead guy out of the swimming pool! Pt 1


A writer, dead in the water. What a visual metaphor! I used to think the movie Sunset Boulevard was about the perils of Hollywood embodied in the delusional ex- silent film star Norma Desmond, but it’s not. Sunset Boulevard is about a writer named Joe Gillis who can’t commit, and brother if there’s one thing…

READ!


“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner This…