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Here is a clip that I stumbled upon some time ago that I kept to heart because… jeeze, it’s rather great, honestly. This is Iron Man’s father — Robert Downey Sr., who is a wonderful director who some may or may not know. He’s cult filmmaker and there’s a good reason why. If you have a chance, seek out some of this works like: Putney Swope or even Moment to Moment (Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight). Definitely great for those who like a more experimental/surrealistic approach to filmmaking.

Anyway, the main goods…

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THE LONGHAND WAY

August 23, 2012 — 2 Comments

Pocket notebooks are perfect for capturing fleeting thoughts on the go. All you need is a pen or pencil. Notepads or 3×5 flash cards work great too. A laptop has a higher chance of getting stolen than a notebook. You’re practically safe unless the thief in question has a paper or notebook fetish. You can even work in your messiest handwriting to safe guard your work if it does get lost. Just the act of deciphering someone’s handwriting is a chore.

I always have a pocket notebook on hand whenever I leave for an extend trip or even to the grocery store. You never know when the ideas might appear. For me, this is the most practical solution I could have. A lifesaving tool for the budding writer or scholar.

So lately, I’ve been using ordinary writing for a number of things like:

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