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Why The Human Centipede 3 Might Be Smarter and More Interesting Than the Book You’re Writing and What You Can Do About It

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by Garrett Cook A lot of people told me it would be a bad idea to write a blog post using The Human Centipede 3 to dispense writing advice. So I sewed them together. It’s clearly something that’s done nowadays. Sewing human beings together anus to mouth? Pretty commonplace. Nobody told me […]

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The Tea House: On Organization and Planning

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Guest Post by S.T. Cartledge Today’s Tea House post is brought to you by a good old fashioned Irish Breakfast tea. It’s nothing fancy, it’s just a good, reliable tea. It’s a great way to start the morning. I recently moved house, and there’s been a period of about a week […]

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The Tea House: The Stories at Your Fingertips

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by S.T. Cartledge Today’s Tea House post is brought to you by Oolong tea. Most of the time I’m like your everyday tea drinker, a great way to start the day is with a good black tea, milk and sugar, nice and sweet. Irish Breakfast, preferably. Oolong is not like […]

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The Tea House: Making a Genius

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by Spike Marlowe Today is brought to you by peppermint tea. Lately, I’ve been running into the concept of modern artists using the concept of what could effectively be called a muse in their creative processes. For example, Steven Pressfield (author of numerous books, most notably The Legend of Bagger […]

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The Tea House: Visualizing the Dream Part 1

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by Spike Marlowe Today is brought to you by hot salted caramel cider. We’re going to perform an exercise: Close your eyes and completely relax your body, from head to toe. Now, in your mind’s eye, visualize where you’d like to be in your artistic life one year from now. […]

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The Tea House: My Life As a Writer – Marathon Writing and Saving Your Work

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By Daniel Vlasaty Today is brought to you by Goose Island 312. I wrote a book! And that is awesome. It’s called The Church of TV as God and it’s probably the most awesome thing I’ve ever done, aside from maybe marrying my wife … or deciding to grow a […]

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The Tea House: On Calling Yourself a Writer

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By Amanda Billings Authors:· Have published novels, story collections, memoirs, and/or poetry collections· Have made significant money off of said publications· Are widely read and recognized as pillars of artistic brilliance· Do not have any other type of employment, as they author full-time Writers:· Are, at best, romantic starving figures […]