Sunday, May 14, 2006

There is no stopping Cold River from running with the internet - Ditch the Great Australian Novel - now everyone wants to be a screenwriter Quest to write the Great Australian Script

Czech out the ingenious marketing of The Da Vinci Code. Cracking the Hollywood code

Art of Living & Literature Across Frontiers: Believing Makes It So
I always assumed that you had two choices in the face of rampant corruption: dig in your heels and fight it or shrug your shoulders and deal. Then I realized that there is a middle ground: whistle past the graveyard.

To me, a novel is made up; it is a fiction. But it's the paradox of being unreal and real at the same time that interests me. F Scott Fitzgerald talked about the importance of being able to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time. It's a very child-like way to be as well. Even as grown-ups we go to a magic show and we can be impressed by the illusion and we don't want to know how the trick is done. That's what novels are like.

To one and all soulful friends: Always there for me Steve and Christopher; Mark, Phil, Rob, Richard, John; Pirozky by Lidka; Scripts by Julie; Enthusiasm by Gina; Walks with Izzy; Swims with Icebergers; Music by Sasha; Smiles and Hugs by Gabbie; Wisdom by June; The Eyes Without Borders by Mal ...
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