Geoffrey Long
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I wish I were in Arizona.

So, I'm making up for the fact that I couldn't make it to this year's Digital Storytelling Festival by poring over my old copy of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace by Janet Murray. Dr. Murray is one of the professors at the MIT Comparative Media Studies program, which is looking better and better to me all the time. The first time I flipped through this book, it didn't do much for me – in part because I was coming at digital storytelling with my designer's glasses on. Now I'm approaching it from a writer's perspective, and the book is much more satisfying. An intriguing read.

I also finally picked up a copy of The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O'Neil, which is really quite cool. It has a number of tips good for any kind of writing or storytelling, touches on Aristotelian drama theory, and, basically, argues that if the finest writing advice available is to "write tight", no other form of writing can compare to comics. I am inclined to agree... Definitely a genre I want to take a crack at sometime.

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