I have decided to elevate Ray Bradbury to be the grandfather of my literary aesthetic, which is cinematic absurdist. I found an essay (an interview, really) in this book where he states "all my stories are cinematic. ... I may be the most cinematic novelist in the country today. All of my short stories can … Continue reading Zen in the Art of Writing
I'm happy to announce that Writeropolis is alive. When I was searching for a unique name for the Facebook page to reflect my writing life, I couldn't come up with a good name. I used some name generators, and stumbled upon writeropolis. Writer to reflect what I do, and then opolis reminded me of Metropolis, … Continue reading Say hello to Writeropolis!
This is the long-form review that I wrote for Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark that originally appeared on Litsy. Add me there; I am hellogilly. Back when I was a wee little Gilly, my Ma got roped into a subscription for Reader's Digest Condensed Books. This novel appeared in vol. 217 in 1995, when … Continue reading Remember Me
Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. My earliest memory of writing as a child was being scolded for learning how to write my name and address in kindergarten. I proceeded to write it over and over on one page - both sides - because I liked the feel … Continue reading The Artist’s Way
... anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. This is definitely something I needed to see. I am starting a new path in my career today. It's not something I've done before, though it's something I can do easily. I don't want to give too much away, at least until I … Continue reading Though no one can go back and make a brand new start…
This month I am starting a new thing: a roundup. A roundup can mean different things for a blog. Maybe it's a call to action from other bloggers regarding a question posed by the hosting blog. Maybe it's a list of the blogger's favorite posts from other bloggers. Writeropolis' roundup is a variation on the … Continue reading May 2017 Roundup
I'm not a total stan for Lana but I have always enjoyed her aesthetic. I have to be in a certain mood for her. Artistically, I completely get her. I love that loaded glittery American dream of Hollywood, femininity, sex, money and power. Sonically, Born to Die is a fantastic piece of pop art. She … Continue reading Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey featuring the Weeknd
To Bukowski and Hard Times. There's a part of me, deep inside, a bluebird, perhaps That sways while the world burns To a waltz that no one else can hear but me. In spite of all the terror and fear and anxiety in my world Since the world is ending, I'm throwing the party. Dance … Continue reading Dance Even Though the World is Falling Down Around You