Weekend Wrap-up: The Interview, blogging tips, creative habits and more

Lots of videos in this one. I wasn’t sure if I was going to get around to writing a Weekend Wrap-up this weekend, but hey, it’s Sunday morning and I got a happy cup of coffee. I’m happy enough to write one!

1. I watched The Interview. It’s now on Netflix! Of course, it’s not a particularly fine-tasting film, and being Seth Rogan piece, there’s a crude word in every phrase and sexual innuendos that aren’t really sexual innuendos. But it was worth the watch to see how it could have ticked off North Korea. And it wasn’t completely brainless. There’s a little bit of soul in it; just a little journalistic integrity.

2. What are your creative habits(Thanks to my friend Emily that showed me this one). Buzzfeed shares the creative habits of the most creative people in history. What are yours? I think it’s a good thing to think about, since our brain loves to build associations. If your brain associates, say, tortilla chips with salsa and guac with Writing Time, I think Writing Time may be a little more enjoyable. Try it.

3. Is TV writing the best job ever? A writer for Once Upon A Time says it is. Great read for aspiring TV writers (like myself!)

4. 19 ridiculously useful tips every blogger should know. Another tight little gem from Buzzfeed.

5. Neil Gaiman shares the easiest (and funniest) way to become a successful writer. “At midnight on the seventh day you must go to the highest place in your town (it is common to climb on roofs for this step) and, with the berry safely beneath your tongue, recite the whole of Fox in Socks.”


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