Dispatches, thoughts, and miscellanea from writer Jon Konrath

Tag: William S. Burroughs

  • Review: Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography by John Gruen

    I’ve been on a modern art trip lately, trying to learn more about art and artists. I never learned anything in school about art, and other than maybe Jackson Pollock and a bit of Damien Hirst, I don’t know anything. ┬áBut I enjoy modern art in the sense that I want to figure out how…

  • The Burroughs house

    I am back. I am sick. I could barely talk today, and felt like crawling under my desk and dying all day. But I have a deadline this Friday, and I had 248 mail messages waiting for me at work, so I had to get there. Plus I woke up at 6am when the Nyquil…

  • persona, content

    I’ve been thinking more about content, which I babbled on about yesterday. There are a few conflicts involved in all of this, so bear with me. Yesterday, I talked about content and method versus character and setting and plot. It might be helpful if you read yesterday’s entry, but for now, I’m going to ignore…

  • persona

    I’m at the point in my writing cycle where I’m overanalyzing how writing works. I often need to break apart stories and books and try to find what makes them readable, desirable, and functional. Although I feel that Rumored to Exist is a good book in many places, I don’t know how it will stand…