This is a great article over at Medium about why you should be reading more fiction. I still love — absolutely love — the nonfiction work I do, but this pretty well covers why I’m writing — and will soon be publishing — more and more fiction, too. Some highlights:
And by ‘first’ I mean five billionth. I’m not doing a whole recap or anything. This is going to be short and sweet. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a comedy as creative and as risk-taking as HIMYM.
From Jon Negroni at moviepilot.com: Andy’s mom has always been a bit of an enigma. In the first Toy Story, we barely even saw her face. That’s all fine because throughout the movies, the real focus has been on Andy and the love he has for those toys. But this is Pixar, and it stands to reason that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Davis family (Andy’s last name). In order …
“There is no failure anymore, just varying levels of success.”
“I’m always 10 years away from being the writer I want to be. I’ll feel that way 10 years from now.”
He put it out there earlier today on Twitter, where he is @uptomyknees: I will now offer you an invented Superman Kryptonian backstory that we can all pretend is canon. Krypton was a planet engulfed in global civil war. A computer system called Brainiac was invented to keep the peace. This backfired. As the warring factions of Krypton united against Brainiac, Mon-Zod and Jor-El, a soldier and a scientist, worked frantically to fight back. They genetically engineered …
(via Jon Winokur/@AdviceToWriters)