The Unforgettable Image, Part Five

Here’s the conclusion to Lee Stoops’ great series on The Unforgettable Image. Hope you’ve enjoyed it and Lee, thank you so much! It was a real pleasure having you. Identification of Meaning’s Roots, Planting Your Own Think of an unforgettable image. You don’t need to go re-read the scene right now – I’m banking onContinue reading “The Unforgettable Image, Part Five”

The Unforgettable Image, Part Four

Here’s the next installment from Lee Stoops. Been a crazy week, so apologies for the delay in posting! Building the Case for Changing the Way We Think  We need to make sense of our perceptions. Imagination is the core of our human experience. It’s how we build memories and process. I’m not talking about imaginationContinue reading “The Unforgettable Image, Part Four”

The Unforgettable Image, Part Three

Lee Stoops is back for week 3 of guest blogging:  Understanding the Science of Imagination and Memory  Memory and imagination are interchangeable in a way because of the way they inform one another. This is especially true in storytelling. And it’s kind of like a closed loop, a Mobius strip, with no clear chicken orContinue reading “The Unforgettable Image, Part Three”

The Unforgettable Image Part Two: The Link Between Imagination and Memory

by guest blogger Lee Stoops:  In our generation of images and scenes, we tend to recreate the things that have strongly affected us. I need to note something about cliché here. Something is labeled cliché when it affects (or has affected) a lot of people. The problem with cliché, and why it doesn’t work forContinue reading “The Unforgettable Image Part Two: The Link Between Imagination and Memory”

Do You Read As A Writer Or A Reader?

Two disparate events this week – we put up Lee Stoops‘ annotation of Volt, Alan Heathcock‘s short story collection, on Annotation Nation. Then, Wild, the memoir by my friend and mentor Cheryl Strayed was chose by Oprah to relaunch her book club into Oprah 2.0. Wow. I feel remarkably luck to have had Cheryl asContinue reading “Do You Read As A Writer Or A Reader?”