The Story Chris Harrigan
Chris Harrigan is the editor of The Story, and the former editor of Smith Journal. His freelance writing has appeared in frankie, Junkee, The Lifted Brow and The Age. He lives and works in Melbourne and on the internet.
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- 12 May 2023
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The daily writing routines of Joan Didion, Kurt Vonnegut, Haruki Murakami and other famous writers How To Close Reads
“After 8:00 p.m. I tend to be very stupid and we won’t talk about this.”
They were the beloved upstarts of the millennial era. Now publications like BuzzFeed and Vice are the ones being disrupted. Where did the dream of the 2010s go wrong?
Dreams, italics, the word “lugubrious”—here’s everything America’s newspaper of record wants writers to stop writing.
Advertisers want to insert commercials into your dreams. And according to this group of scientists, they're pretty close to having the tech to do it.
At a children’s centre in Melbourne’s west, educators are getting kids ready for the future by teaching storytelling as a core life skill.
Warning: may cause decor envy.
Three thousand songs. One very dedicated Spotify user.
12 steps for making “iconic” TV shows, according to noted storytelling genius Jeff Bezos Art & Science How To Close Reads
The bazillionaire once listed a dozen storytelling elements every Amazon TV show had to include. They say more about our obsession with rules than they do about making good TV.
Battle of the brands: how today’s politicians are sold as products on a shelf Art & Science Close Reads How To
If Labor versus Liberal sometimes feels like Campbell’s Soup verus Heinz, that’s no accident.
The screenwriting guru dispensed plenty of advice in a recent interview. Here are a few of our favourite kernels of wisdom.
Sixty-nine pages of writing advice from Werner Herzog, Flannery O’Connor and more or less every other artist who’s ever put pen to paper How To Art & Science
Here’s that inspiration you were looking for.