Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy. Obviously, I’m a big fan of Percy, so I dug this collection. I liked some more than others, for obvious reasons. I finished it while doing Cal Newport’s Analogue Challenge. My favorite stories are below: The Balloon, considering where we are now, hits a little too close to home for… Continue reading Winter Reading
The Wilding by Benjamin Percy. His first novel. I'm reading a lot of first novels by writers I respect like Mary H.K. Choi's Emergency Contact, Drew Magary's The Postmortal, and short story collections like Lauren Groff's Delicate Edible Birds. This book, from one of my favorite living writers, I finished over the spring and it… Continue reading The Wilding by Benjamin Percy
This season I’ve been on a narrative podcast kick. Mostly because my son loves them and rather than sticking an iPad in his face for long car rides—or even long car rides to daycare—we listen to a podcast. So what we’ve been listening to is Story Pirates, which is a great show about a group… Continue reading I love fictional podcasts
It's been a day. Today I found out that the new word for "pleather" is now Vegan Leather. Here is Billy Wilder's tombstone from a post by Austin Kleon. Billy Wilder's tombstone. Here's a great quote from Benjamin Percy in Jami Attenberg's newsletter #1000wordsofsummer: It begins with a glimmer. Maybe I overhear a conversation in… Continue reading Status.
"Oh Shit" For one week only, this blog is now opened and feature new posts daily. Thanks for being here. Hello, I'm David Press, and this is my website. I write fiction, comics, and personal essays. Over the winter I finished the fourth rewrite of my novel, The Human Library, and started a new job… Continue reading Status for Spring 2019.
My Story Board. Cal Newport is probably my work MVP over the course of this last year in A New Bloom. Around New Years last year he wrote about his rooted productivity document. To be more concrete, create a single page document that describes the key productivity rules, habits, and systems (which I’ll summarize as… Continue reading My Storyboard
In my year-end newsletter, I talked about how much I loved Benjamin Percy’s Thrill Me– his collection of essays on writing fiction. Percy is the author of Red Moon and the recent Dark Net as well as the writer behind Green Arrow and Teen Titans and a recent run on James Bond. I finally managed… Continue reading Five Things I Learned from Benjamin Percy’s Thrill Me