Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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You don’t want to create boredom, and it becomes an easy trap for a writer to fall into. You have to keep the audience awake in very simple terms. It’s easy in the theater to create boredom—easier than it is in movies. You put something in motion and it has to have momentum. If you don’t do that right away, there isn’t any attention.

Sam Shepard, to the Paris Review

Written by nevalalee

February 9, 2012 at 7:50 am

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  1. True for playwriting, true for film scripts, novels, short stories, poetry even .I’m a big fan of multi-talented
    and cool guy
    Mr. Shepard. Thanx for the spotlight


    February 9, 2012 at 8:11 am

  2. Thanks! Mr. Shepard is definitely multi-talented and cool, although evidently not opposed to slumming it a bit, which is just how it should be.


    February 9, 2012 at 11:17 am

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