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Black Metal Writing

I’ve been listening to a lot of black metal lately–two bands in particular–though it’s not music I’ve historically enjoyed. The body painting, studded leather, and fake blood, not to mention the music in general, all seemed ridiculous to me. Even … Continue reading

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First, Finish Small

I am a chronic starter:  books, web sites, plot lines, learning other languages, new relationships, golden ideas that will flourish into financial, spiritual, emotional, and sexual success! And as if hexed in a previous life for teasing a kid with … Continue reading

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A Second Look at Your Favorite Book

Someone told me the other day that he has never reread a book. The idea jarred me. I serially reread my most favorite novels and find enjoyment in each experience. I love reading and experiencing new stories and discovering new authors. … Continue reading

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The Haruki Murakami Experiment

In the past month I moved into a new apartment by myself and quit my job, leaving me with a lot of unencumbered free time. Immediately I found myself in a bit of a dilemma: when I wanted to write, … Continue reading

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Poetry Slam: The New Rock Show?

Poetry… The word doesn’t usually inspire visions of crowded bars, microphones and especially cheering, but that’s exactly what a few WepWoppers found last Tuesday night at the Austin Art Authority.  As you can see, we’ve been busy visiting the local … Continue reading

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Books, Their Audience, and the Texas Observer

Thanks to the graces of David Duhr at Write By Night, Brandon, Zakk, and I received an opportunity to volunteer and network at the Texas Observer 2011 Writers’ Festival this past Saturday. Though it was our main duty to set … Continue reading

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Sell The Story or the Storyteller?

During Aggie Con, a group of writers and artists rallied together in the corner of a dark hotel bar to discuss the puzzling and energy-sucking issue of all creative people trying to make a living off art: marketing.  In a … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop at Paper! (Rebecca Black, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the Rhetoric of Cool)

If you have become a regular reader of our little blog, you know that we’ve posted about We Put Words On Paper’s first live event, SXSCongress Literary Celebration, several times on our site (Here. Here. And Here. The Austin Chronicle wrote about the … Continue reading

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Imagination or Experience? The Dilemma of Writing What You Know

Write What You Know… Is there any phrase uttered more in creative writing circles? A seemingly easy phrase to understand, why is it that when we sit down to “write what we know” nothing happens? All of our experiences are … Continue reading

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We Put Words On Paper SXSCongress Literary Celebration

Because the spirit of SXSW compels us! Because we aren’t rock stars, so we settled on writers! Because The Pickle Palace back porch is the ideal venue for: A loud, drunken, messy, rebellious LITERARY CELEBRATION! The members of We Put … Continue reading

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