So what will you look like when civilization falls? Like that chick? Not sure. I'm trying to get some good imagery for the character I'm writing, Celine Petros, who has just lived through the invasion of a Chinese tyrant. He and his empire of fashion knock off artists have bulldozed American society like fashion magnate… Continue reading apolalypse-chic
I'm midway through the much talked about Legend by Wendy Lu. She's gotten a lot of press on her YA adventure, where the state of California goes rogue. It's some near future in Lu's world, a period after an apocalyptic flood and the arrival of a military regime. All 10 year olds in the city… Continue reading Life at the Dystopic Tipping Point
I found a recent post from Ted talk alum and dystopic author, Kate Messner. http://www.reading.org/general/Publications/blog/engage/engage-single-post/engage/2013/05/07/beyond-the-notebook-lets-build-a-world-together#.Ut06R_30Dx5 Her article above is a very fine summary of futuristic world building. Her recent book Eye of the Storm places global warming at the forefront of her plot. The furious elements become in her narrative an intense disabler of human… Continue reading Wild Spaces
I was looking recently at old Rolling Stone issues and album covers from the '80s. There were some good ones. If I ever put an album together, I'd have a hard time coming up with a cover, but I do have a look I have imagined in the characters I write about. Many of them… Continue reading What’s your album cover?
Article I like on difficulty for adults to make friends. Apparently, we should have made our best friends by our early 20s if we wanted to keep them, oh and we don't work hard enough at it any more. Oh dear. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/fashion/the-challenge-of-making-friends-as-an-adult.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Great article in Slate about the topic we never tire of: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/cool_story/2013/10/cool_and_childhood_how_cool_evolves_from_grade_school_to_high_school_to.html