I’d read John Crowley’s dream journal in a hot minute: "Northrop Frye says that one of the components of what he calls romance (along with dark journeys to underworlds, brothers and sisters parted in youth, and pirates, is talking animals, and intense human/animal relations. Dreams are fiction, or the reverse, or both."
We’re in the market for a writing-and-nothing-else portable tippety-typer: Dana or Quickpad? (Or another option I don’t know about?) We went with the Neo.
Erin on marketing and fiction: "At any rate…whether you get a bigass check from a luxury car company or not, marketability is interesting to think about from a fiction perspective. Would this story go better with Buddig ham? IKEA furniture? Pabst Blue Ribbon? A Volkswagen? Depends undergarments?"Funny, but I don’t remember anyone being upset when BMW financed those short films by major directors. I’m just surprised that Lexus thinks this will be an effective strategy.