Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

Daily Journals From Deep Within A Capricious Mind

Tag Archive for ‘creative’

Desperately Seeking Creativity

In the 2017 blog Desperately Seeking Creativity, an elusive light bulb moment is desperately sought by a Englishman; a catalyst to inject sparkle to a thus far uninspiring narrative. In the 1985 movie Desperately Seeking Susan, Madonna plays the free spirited Susan, who is desperately sought by Rosanna Arquette’s character; a catalyst to brighten up her hum drum life. The last paragraph has nothing to do with the remainder of this narrative. However, it’s worth remembering in the event […]

Continue Reading →

Feasting On Laughs At The Groening Board

“Marge, don’t discourage the boy. Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals…… Except the weasels.” The sage like words of Homer J Simpson, penned by Matt Groening and his team of writers for an episode of the inimitable comedy The Simpsons. Why have I just quoted one of the many humourous comments attributed to the salad dodging head of the Simpson family? […]

Continue Reading →

Dream Within A Dream

American writer and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe passed away on this day in 1849, at the age of 40. The cause of death remains a mystery, with delirium tremens, heart disease, epilepsy, syphilis, meningeal inflammation, cholera and rabies all mooted as potential culprits to his demise. The only thing historians are pretty certain about is that he didn’t pass away due of all of those causes; as championed by maverick literary […]

Continue Reading →