Tag: Writing

  • Rules for writing great Science Fiction scripts

    Great writing begins with creative constraints, and removing all the clichés (among other tips).

  • Haruki Murakami’s Epiphany

    From The Age: As a teenager, Murakami had read “all the great authors” – Dostoevsky, Kafka, Flaubert, Dickens, Raymond Chandler. He spent his lunch money on pop and jazz records. He wanted a lifestyle that guaranteed maximum exposure to the warmth of Western books and music, so he opened a jazz club where the music […]

  • Chill Out on the Bullet Points

    Don’t use bullet points to convey your message. Use bullet points to enhance your message. Let’s look at some terrible examples. How about some examples of an effective use of bullet points? I actually had a hard time finding some decent examples. Edward Tufte tells us that in web design unordered, ordered or numbered lists “[…] should be distributed […]