Someone asked me about how I come up with my story ideas. It’s a good question actually, but one that might surprise you. It’s poignant for me at the moment because I need to come up with a story or two, and stories that will fit a certain audience. It’s tricky. I find inspiration from all kinds of things, places, people, etc.
Thank you for sharing that. It’s always great to hear a little about what makes someone else tick. Sometimes it’s the gentle push that gets you out of a rut.
On your last point regarding the pipeline, have you read Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything”? Highly recommend if you haven’t. She makes the point that in order to really change the disaster that is climate change (over-development falls into this), we need a very serious overhaul of the fundamental base layers of the capitalistic economic system. It’s heavy reading but her research is very thorough. Her other book, “The Shock Doctrine” is worth a read as well.
No, but I’m adding them to my list. Thank you.
Really good points all of them. Some stuff didn’t even crossed my mind even though it might look so evident. Need to digest all that.
All I can say it’s … Thank you. Really.
Welcome. Thanks for listening.
Daniel, it’s obvious that you are going to tell the story of the over-development of the American west. I don’t think that you will be able to avoid it; it’s your story. Thanks for the tips, I think that the reading one will work for me. I’ve just read Patti Smith’s M Train and I loved it; words and photographs.
That will be a PART of it. That story has already been told, many times, which is part of the issue, because we need a new language to talk about these things. The project is complex. Not even sure of the angles yet.
Sometimes I go on google maps to see whatever happened to the little 40 acre spread I spent some important years on in Alberta. And then I get very very sad and do something else.
Of course, before it was a 40 acre spread, it was a section that belonged to someone else. And before that..
How about ‘Cadillac Desert’? Have you read that one?
Yep, that one I bagged.