The Main Components of a Fantastic Story

As Told By Uncle Aristotle

During my final year in college we had a module on screenwriting. I loved this class (probably more than I loved any other class at the time) and we were taught by this wonderful lecturer I’m going to nickname Joe (after Meet Joe Black, one of my favourite movies of all time). Now, he was fond of introducing us to the larger concepts of story, and how to tell it – the entire first semester was devoted to learning about different styles, methods and conventions in writing and screenwriting. Continue reading

Dale Chihuly

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Several years ago I spent some time exploring different artists across multiple disciplines. One of the first artists I found that truly ‘spoke’ to me was Dale Chihuly and his glass blowing work. Aside from the work itself (which is a delight and influenced me heavily in my own aesthetic and tastes) his story is inspirational. He literally turned his craft/medium/art/profession on its head and it hasn’t been the same since. Continue reading