Category Archives: Writing by others

My Last Post on Text to Image?

My Etsy store is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThomasFarleyDesigns It’s possible that this is my last post on text to image technology. If you don’t get what is happening now, what will happen over the next four or five years, then you need … Continue reading

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I’m Wide Awake – I’m Not Sleeping – Bad by U2

Bono thought Bad unfinished lyrically but he came to embrace it in nearly every concert since Live Aid in 1985, filling in the gaps with whatever inspired him at the moment he was singing. Brian Eno, most well known with … Continue reading

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Do You _Love_ to Write?

Do you love to write? I know business writing isn’t often fun, most of the time it isn’t, but do you love the sound of words in your head and do you revel in getting the right words in the right order? … Continue reading

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Once Again, The Failure of Writing Assessment Tests

ART UPDATE: Posted on Jun 21, 2022 June 25, 2022. Google has not yet linked this profile site to my primary site. Go here for my primary site: https://sites.google.com/view/digitaldesignsart/art-gallery I am so sick of writing about this. Online business writing, … Continue reading

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Just Like Honey by The Jesus and Mary Chain

1985. We’re in an echo chamber with a Scottish band called The Jesus and Mary Chain. Life is good. Or, we’re watching the melancholy ending to Lost in Translation, with two not so different people returning to their very different … Continue reading

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But it’s alright, Ma, it’s life, and life only

This is what rappers can only dream of. Some of my favorite lines: So don’t fear if you hear A foreign sound to your ear It’s alright, Ma, I’m only sighing While money doesn’t talk, it swears But even the … Continue reading

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You Foolish Men by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

The brilliant and courageous Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (internal link) pioneers ground Elizabeth Barett Browning (internal link) would later cover in her own way. Dictionary.com says that ‘Thais’ was an “Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy … Continue reading

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The Content Mill as Crime: A Look at Urban Writers

One cent a word. Going up to two cents a word. I once did a number of writing jobs for Catalogs.com. They’re a content mill and I was paid $25.00 to $35.00 an article, depending on if I supplied photographs. … Continue reading

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Annie Hall and The Inner Monologue Well Displayed

A friend couldn’t recall the inner monologue scene from Annie Hall so I looked it up. We are used to characters talking to themselves when they are alone by themselves but it is much rarer to see this between characters … Continue reading

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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: Book versus Movie Script

A novel and its screenplay well demonstrate the skills of revising and editing. A book must be pared down to fit a film’s run length and to eliminate much of the scene setting in a novel done with words and … Continue reading

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