LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Amy Bloom, Comics, and Maximizing Words + Images

Nov 6th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Amy Bloom, Comics, and Maximizing Words + Images

What do Amy Bloom and comic books have in common? For starters, the ability to teach us a lot about how to treat a reader.

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Bob Dylan’s “Self Portrait” and the Fun of Failure

Oct 23rd, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Bob Dylan’s “Self Portrait” and the Fun of Failure

In 1970, Bob Dylan released Self Portrait, the most hated album in his career. Except some people, including me, actually like it. So is it truly a failure? And what can we steal from a "failure"? Let's dig in!

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Dexter, Kenny Powers, And Hard Choices

Oct 16th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! Dexter, Kenny Powers, And Hard Choices

This week on LET'S STEAL FROM THIS! Learning from the disappointments of Dexter and Eastbound & Down.

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! The Movie “Gravity”

Oct 11th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! The Movie “Gravity”

LET'S STEAL FROM THIS looks at popular culture for lessons we can drag back to our cold, damp cave of fiction-writing. This time: the movie Gravity.