"Nobody knows about Stave Street, and even less people know about Point Street." Charlie's Opinions is a column dictated by Charlie, who can be found playing TONIGHT at 7:30 (@ Comfort Station) and then again at 10 (@ Elastic Arts) when he's not staggering under the weight of all his opinions.
I've been studying creative writing since I was a kid, but I never learned much from "books on craft" (ugh) or discussions about whether or not creative nonfiction needs to stick religiously to the truth (yawn). As a matter of fact, it was a single song from the turn of the millennium that -- despite… Continue reading Everything I Know About Narrative Realist Fiction I Learned From “The Call” by the Backstreet Boys
I've said it before and I'll say it again: fuck motherfuckers who aren't down with Ke$ha. Charlie’s Opinions is a column dictated by Charlie, who can be found discussing references to the unknowable in 2666 with his girlfriend when he’s not staggering under the weight of all his opinions.
Hi there! Want to be more like me? OF COURSE YOU DO. Why? Um, because I have $16 in my bank account. This makes me bohemian and spontaneous, right? And prone to kleptomania. I have decided to bequeath upon you a FREE GIFT. It is not only free for you to receive, it was free… Continue reading A Playlist for Your Creepster Writing Sessions
Something in me loves the cliché. Of course, as a writer, I also hate the cliché. I avoid it like the plague (cliché), run screaming from it (cliché), and am constantly attempting to drive a stake through its heart and rub it with garlic before topping with brushcetta (certified toridotgov mixed metaphor). Point being: I have… Continue reading Loving the Cliché, Or Why Lana Del Rey Might Be a Genius