We tell stories to continue ourselves. We all think an exception is going to be...– Legendary PBS filmmaker Ken Burns on what makes a great story (via explore-blog)
The kernel, the soul — let us go further and say the substance, the bulk, the...– In 1903, Mark Twain sent his friend Helen Keller a letter, addressing plagiarism charges that had been made against her a decade earlier.
The more deeply we are cast under a story’s spell, the more potent its...– Jonathan Gottschall, author of the excellent The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, on why fiction is good for you.
It’s awesome that Palmer’s Kickstarter has done so well — but look at what it’s...– John Scalzi explains the ups and downs and behind-the-scenes of how you do a successful Kickstarter and what the money means. Whether you’re interested in Amanda’s Kickstarter or not, this one should be required reading for anybody interested in how it works, what it is, and what you want to do if...