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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Julia Darling's workshop

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"[...] Write the instructions for doing something you have no idea about, for example:

How To Fly

How To Disappear (as in Amanda Dalton's lovely poem of that name)



"Or even more specifically:

How To Speak To Lions

How To Start A Revolution

How To Make A Wedding Dress

How To Build a Space Ship



"The only rule is that you don't know how to do the thing, so if you work in rocket science, you can't do the last one. But you could choose something emotional like How To Speak To The Dead, or even How To Fall In Love, because none of us really know the answers to these things. [...]"



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