Damien Walter is creating Stories and Ideas
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Hello, I am Damien Walter. I tell stories and make ideas.

Some things I'm proudest of:

  • I spent the first decade of my career running literacy and reading projects in one of the UKs poorest cities.
  • I was a columnist for The Guardian writing about sci & fantasy books.
  • I've had essays published by The Independent, WIRED, BBC, Oxford University Press, Buzzfeed, SFX and Aeon magazine.
  • I've taught hundreds of community writing workshops and was director of the Certificate of Creative Writing at the University of Leicester.
  • I've spent the last few years travelling in Buddhist countries and studying meditation.

WORK IN PROGRESS.

This week I'm working on a new essay / video: KUBRICK'S 2001 AND THE FORGOTTEN PROJECT OF SCIENCE FICTION. Patron's will get to see the first draft script and argue back with me!


Two ideas that inspire me:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."  ~Goethe.

"First you jump off the cliff, then you build your wings."  ~Ray Bradbury.


My best ideas on Creativity & Writing :

Only A Creator Culture Can Save Us : a short manifesto on abandoning consumer culture for creator culture.
https://aeon.co/essays/consumer-culture-is-dead-lo...

Writing Practice : why it's time to stop thinking of writing as a profession.
https://damiengwalter.com/2014/03/23/writing-pract...

The Rhetoric of Story : my complete course on the 7 foundations of storytelling.
https://www.udemy.com/the-rhetoric-of-story/learn/...


My best writing on Scifi & Fantasy :

The shattered realities of William Gibson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=qt...

Frank Herbert's Dune at 50 has life in it yet.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/30/fran...

Transrealism: the first major literary movement of the 21st century.
https://medium.com/@damiengwalter/transrealism-the...

Iain M Banks’ The Player of Games (why learning to win at games can make you a loser)
https://medium.com/science-fiction/iain-m-banks-th...

The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview.
https://damiengwalter.com/2014/05/07/nealstephenso...


Exploration and Culture :

Digital nomads are a 21st century counterculture.
https://medium.com/@damiengwalter/slouching-toward...

How the Alt-Right invaded geek culture.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/how-the-alt-r...




Tiers
Everything
$5 or more per month
All my patrons get everything, but $5 is a great help if you do it.
Goals
25 of 30 patrons
When I hit 30 patrons my essay on Kubrick's 2001 will be published.
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Hello, I am Damien Walter. I tell stories and make ideas.

Some things I'm proudest of:

  • I spent the first decade of my career running literacy and reading projects in one of the UKs poorest cities.
  • I was a columnist for The Guardian writing about sci & fantasy books.
  • I've had essays published by The Independent, WIRED, BBC, Oxford University Press, Buzzfeed, SFX and Aeon magazine.
  • I've taught hundreds of community writing workshops and was director of the Certificate of Creative Writing at the University of Leicester.
  • I've spent the last few years travelling in Buddhist countries and studying meditation.

WORK IN PROGRESS.

This week I'm working on a new essay / video: KUBRICK'S 2001 AND THE FORGOTTEN PROJECT OF SCIENCE FICTION. Patron's will get to see the first draft script and argue back with me!


Two ideas that inspire me:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."  ~Goethe.

"First you jump off the cliff, then you build your wings."  ~Ray Bradbury.


My best ideas on Creativity & Writing :

Only A Creator Culture Can Save Us : a short manifesto on abandoning consumer culture for creator culture.
https://aeon.co/essays/consumer-culture-is-dead-lo...

Writing Practice : why it's time to stop thinking of writing as a profession.
https://damiengwalter.com/2014/03/23/writing-pract...

The Rhetoric of Story : my complete course on the 7 foundations of storytelling.
https://www.udemy.com/the-rhetoric-of-story/learn/...


My best writing on Scifi & Fantasy :

The shattered realities of William Gibson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=qt...

Frank Herbert's Dune at 50 has life in it yet.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/30/fran...

Transrealism: the first major literary movement of the 21st century.
https://medium.com/@damiengwalter/transrealism-the...

Iain M Banks’ The Player of Games (why learning to win at games can make you a loser)
https://medium.com/science-fiction/iain-m-banks-th...

The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview.
https://damiengwalter.com/2014/05/07/nealstephenso...


Exploration and Culture :

Digital nomads are a 21st century counterculture.
https://medium.com/@damiengwalter/slouching-toward...

How the Alt-Right invaded geek culture.
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/how-the-alt-r...




Recent posts by Damien Walter

Tiers
Everything
$5 or more per month
All my patrons get everything, but $5 is a great help if you do it.