*goes well with coffee

Archive for the ‘Craft’ Category

Required Reading.

leave a comment »

The Poetics of Aristotle, by Aristotle.

The Plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy: Character holds the second place. A similar fact is seen in painting. The most beautiful colours, laid on confusedly, will not give as much pleasure as the chalk outline of a portrait. Thus Tragedy is the imitation of an action, and of the agents mainly with a view to the action.”

Instapaper Version


Written by Mike Cohen

August 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Posted in Craft, Uncategorized

Trust in Twain

leave a comment »

How to Tell a Story — Mark Twain

“I do not claim that I can tell a story as it ought to be told. I only claim to know how a story ought to be told, for I have been almost daily in the company of the most expert story-tellers for many years.”

Written by Mike Cohen

August 1, 2011 at 9:00 am

Posted in Craft