Arts

The #1 literary podcast from the perspective of the writer, editor and podcaster. Supportive. Instructive. Provocative. Hosted & Produced by Mark Antony Rossi. {IPv6 compatible with emerging markets}

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Did you ever notice in your writing or writing in general that positive themes were not as well written as darker toned material? I believe there is a perceptional even emotional problem with one's worldview that causes this unhealthy imbalance. 

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Have you ever thought about a philosophy for your writing? Is a philosophy necessary to be an artist in the 21st century? These and many other questions along this line is discussed and possibly answered in this episode.

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The true value of art is measured in how it can reveal, restore and revolutionize matters in our lives and in the world.

 

1. Art as Therapeutic Medicine Against Depression

"Art is a line around your thoughts" --- Gustav Klimt

 

2. Transcending Bad Behavior Through Art

"I shut my eyes in order to see." ---- Paul Gaugin

 

3. Art Informs the Human Condition / Human Condition Major Catalyst for Art

"Creativity takes courage."  Henri Matisse

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In the second interview with Arizona-based poet/writer Donald Dean Mace, we pivot into an evening event with a reciting of his popular essay "The Romance Writer" which speaks about the overlooked romanticism school of thinking and writing. From Poe to Hawthorne this philosophy brought the world a more realistic offering of viewpoint,

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This episode will focus on positive or negative personal traits in writers that help or hurt their writing efforts. The "character" or core personality is key to translating internal thoughts into literary works and communicating those to an editor and audience. 

We will touch upon:

cover letters, short bios with balance priority, dangers of waiting, having a basic creative plan, and practicing what you write.

 

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This episode allows us to revisit the fundamentals of poetry composition necessary to construct viable poems in the modern era.

1. Titles Matter

2. Structure and Flow

3. The Beginning

4. The Ending

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