A regular cut-up.
The writer, William S. Burroughs, was famous for a particular technique of writing. This method was known as the “cut-up technique.” In essence, he took what he wrote, and cut it up. He rearranged the pieces, making them into something new. The results were astounding, often creating unexpectedly meaningful prose. Sometimes, ArtJustHappens. What if the […]
Insights from Cleese & Palin
On the scriptwriting process of the Pythons : It’s the laughter—we go for the jokes first. I mean the reason that it sounded like an interesting…territory to go into, to explore—because when you go in there, you really don’t know what you’re going to write. We usually sit around for about three days discussing theoretically […]
Chuck Palahniuk on his method of writing:
“Instead of writing 50,000 words a day—you know, instead of sitting on the toilet saying I’m going to pass something whether or not I’ve got something to pass….* My job is so much more of a kind of social field study, to try to find patterns in the ways in which people live their lives, […]