Professor Sean Scanlan
Mon 11-12; Tues 2:30-3:30
Office: Namm 520
- There Is No First or Second DraftI work on a computer as if I’m working in clay. You put down the kind of thing that you mean and then you look at that for a few seconds. And then you work into it, you delete this word, you add that word. You change the tense. You decide that isn’t quite what […]
- The Unconscious Takes OverThe unconscious mind takes the germ of an idea and develops it, but usually this happens only when a writer has tried hard, and logically, to develop it himself. After he has given it up for a few hours, getting nowhere, a great advancement of the plot will pop into his head. I have been […]
- You Can Dream While You Are AwakeThe good thing about writing books is that you can dream while you are awake. If it’s a real dream, you cannot control it. When writing the book, you are awake; you can choose the time, the length, everything. I write for four or five hours in the morning and when the time comes, I […]
- There Is No First or Second Draft
- In Bangkok’s Fragrant Street Food, City Planners See a Mess to CleanCity planners prefer a more manicured Bangkok, with air-conditioning, malls and Instagrammable dessert cafes — and without the mess and noise of street vendors.
- Easy UpgradesThese recipes — for salmon, chicken, noodles and pork chops — all have a genius little twist.
- On the Menu in Moscow, Soviet-Era NostalgiaThemed eateries in the Russian capital cater to a taste for the past, recalling Black Sea vacations, Space Race euphoria and the days of service without a smile.
- In Bangkok’s Fragrant Street Food, City Planners See a Mess to Clean