Writers on writers on writers.
What is travel, writer?
What should be hidden?
Do you know your demons?
Afflicted with writer’s blight? Strike a need-fire.
Think deep? Think deeper.
Keep out swine, dog and beast.
Did Keats have regrets?
When the pen is too heavy to be lifted by the hand.
Can you miss the boat on writing? No.
What do you think of Werther? No matter what you think, by page’s end you will know him.
What is the one thing you can do that ties it all together?
Want it. Write it. Never settle.
Is our writing always in the last place we never look?
If the end is nigh, why not write it out?
It’s never too late to help a poet in trouble. Reach out. Make contact. Save them from themselves.
Are you reading your tactics book hard enough?
Do you cry? Or weep? Or sob?
Writers can avoid betrayal.
Write what is forbidden, please.
What do you do when it hurts too much?
You get to choose for yourself.
Name your fatherland and always be at home.
Even when your living flesh is scraped apart from you with the blades of oyster shells, you must write.
Who is to blame when words won’t behave?
Write what is forbidden and set yourself free.
Is a change in perception about our writing possible? What can we learn from the neck of a dove?
What did Prometheus give to us all?
How can we predict the future of our unwritten works?
What is a worth worth compared to the deed?
How long should it take to write? How long should we give to our writing?
Shall we blame the writer for writer’s block?
What are the conditions of a writing breakthrough?
A quote from Joseph Conrad
What would happen if English had a robust subjunctive mood?
What results from a change in perspective on the locus of writer’s block?
What are the claims in the story of writer’s block?
What are useful metaphors for understanding writer’s block?
How can we talk about disgust in a way that matches the force of it as an experience?
Can knowledge and experience ever reflect each other?
What must phenomenology do to be able to see past difficult cultural frameworks to the experience of things themselves?
Writing in phenomenology is Ausdruck, not a result.
Messy, difficult and inconsistent. That is good philosophy.
Want something for free? The world, the oyster, are given to you. Giveness is a quality of the world bestowed to anyone who cares to perceive.
To write a defence of masochism is a brave and difficult task. Weak claims about pain and pleasure undermine the effort.
Phenomenology can seem like a lot of long words and concepts but it’s really a process for seeing the world as it is.
Too often, phenomenology is made into a step-by-step process that claims a knowledge outcome. Knowledge, however, in a phenomenological study, is an altogether different beast.
A lot of what is ‘peer-reviewed’ and published as phenomenology is, my stupid detector reports, stupid. But why?
To write a description is to wield a special magic. Description moves us from being blind, dull and predictable into being visionary, original and of truth.