“…I believe plotting and the spontaneity of real creating aren’t compatible…my basic belief about the making of the stories is that they pretty much make themselves. The job of the writer is to give them a place to grow…”
Stephen King, On Writing
Michael Davis is a modern jester who makes fun of a high ranking senator, Ronald Reagan’s policy, and jokes about disarmament during the middle of the Cold War, all while still keeping on the good side of the caesar and not getting his head chopped off… It’s brilliant. Exactly what a jester is supposed to do, and he pulls it off perfectly. And all the while with egg (literally) on his face.
I don’t know if I would have liked her very much, I can’t help but realize how important she was to both defining and being defined by the decade.
“To begin with, you must teach the unconscious to flow into the channel of writing. Psychologists will forgive us for speaking so airily about “teaching” the unconscious to do this or that. To all intents and purposes that is what happens; but less elegantly and more exactly we might say that the first step towards being a writer is to hitch your unconscious mind to your writing arm.”
Dorothea Brande, Becoming a Writer