Archive for the ‘Callie Khouri’ Category

So much of writing is about getting quiet enough so you can hear your characters talking

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
flower on the grass

I asked her how she goes about getting in touch with her characters, and she hesitated a moment before replying: “I think it’s something like preparing the soil for planting,” she says. “What I’ll do is go out in the backyard in the morning, and…”

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Brains will only get you so far and luck always runs out

Friday, April 2nd, 2010
brain neon

I just don’t know what we’re dealin’ with here. I’ll tell you one thing. I don’t want anybody losin’ their heads. You know what happens. The volume gets turned way up and the next thing you know those girls are gonna get shot. Anyway, it went out again last night…

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