Advice From the
by Uncle Morty
In which musings on various topics tumble from Uncle Morty’s empty skull
On those who seek certainty
Those who seek clarity, certainty, and safety above all else are the most dangerous of the living. The only way they can be certain of themselves is by getting rid of you.
On finding truth in writing
The truth of a story is not particularly related to its believability.
On writing narrative
Don’t be afraid to write a story as sweet as candy going down as long as it can still bite after it’s been swallowed.
On the relationship between insanity and art
It’s not that the insane are predisposed to be artistic. The act of producing art sometimes reveals rifts in the universe to which the proper and only response may be what is commonly called insanity.
On being able to hear the truth
The Devil will tell you a pious lie. The homeless man on the corner may tell you a vulgar truth.