A brand-new virus (COVID-19) knocks the whole world sideways.
How dare they call it a “novel” virus, when novels are wonders we hold so dear. Right?
Everyone here at Gotham wishes you the best. And we’re keeping our doors open. Proverbial doors. We’re all working from home and we’re not holding any in-person classes.
So, how can we help?
Continue reading “Just When You Thought You’d Seen It All…”
Hello my friends —
While you process the deluge of coronavirus advice and guidance, (and the anxiety, and the chaos), remember this:
As writers, you possess skills that will prove useful in the coming weeks and months. You’re good at listening. You’re good at synthesizing information, and sharing stories. Continue reading “Reaching Out”
Last month I wrote about winning, how it applies to life and stories. But now let’s talk about the flip side of winning: losing. Perhaps it’s more important because most (all?) of us spend more time losing at things than winning.
One of my favorite stories about losing is the film The Cooler. The protagonist is Unlucky Bernie Lootz, and he’s as sad as the name sounds. A real nowhere man. He works as a “cooler” in a casino, which means he’s so unlucky he infects everyone around with him bad luck, so he is paid to wander the casino floor making those around him lose their money.
Continue reading “Good Losers”