iván BRAVE

Writer

Trailer — Instructions — Newsletter

Trailer — Instructions — Newsletter

19 October 2018

Ice cream. Outer space. Reflex. Lombok, Indonesia. LCD Soundsystem. Bullseye. Zeker. Mosque. Date. По-русски. Brighton Beach. Vial. Malachite. Autobiography. Vanidades. Superman. Zelda. Sk8ter boi. Summer. Twentysomething. Yawp. Kebab. Kiss. Two-hundred hungry loud Texans. Moons. Gray-whiskered and rough. Argos. Estrangement. Imperceptible smile. Low gravity. Cigarette. Astronomy. Burnt-orange bag. Black Hercules. Queso. Parallax and birth control.   Ladies […]

The Polyglot Manifesto

The Polyglot Manifesto

9 May 2018

Art: From NASA, an “earthrise.” Project: This is the result of my two years at The New School, as a graduate student in the Master of fine arts program. Intention: to put everything I care about academically into one essay. Hope: that it help you in some small way, along your journey. Wish: for us […]

471. “Have You Ever Been In Love?”

471. “Have You Ever Been In Love?”

5 December 2017

(Blurry, soft image taken as a screen shot from Disclosure — “You & Me” Flume Remix video on Youtube)   In response to The New York Times article “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.”   471. “Have You Ever Been In Love?”   What am I going to say, but, may I? I’ve been […]

Write a monologue that feels rhythmically right

Write a monologue that feels rhythmically right

2 June 2017

(Art by Cosimo Miorelli, for Bloomsday 2015)   Ok, so, this is the third and final Charles Johnson exercise (I must confess, the last three exercises have all been from page 37 of The Way of the Writer, which I finished yesterday).   (3) Write a monologue of at least three pages in which the […]

A Dirge to Love (Part 1)

A Dirge to Love (Part 1)

30 March 2017

Click here for the PDF — A Dirge to Love (Part 1)   While studying for the GRE, I encountered a slew of unfamiliar, redundant, archaic, overwrought, and beautiful new vocabulary. In an effort to remember the words, and have a little fun, I wrote a lyrical narrative using all of Kaplan’s “GRE Words in […]

Language and Speech Questions 353-370

Language and Speech Questions 353-370

10 October 2017

In response to The New York Times article “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.”   353. “What Words Do You Hate?”   The Cambridge University Press textbook we use to teach English to intermediate students has a list of the top 500 most used words in the English language. Number 5 is “uh,” 23 […]

NYT Music questions 277 through 289

NYT Music questions 277 through 289

22 August 2017

In response to The New York Times article “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.”   277. “What Are You Listening To?” https://soundcloud.com/begun/bearoid-at-your-funeral-begun-remix   “Listen to this,” my buddy Andrew said, handing me his right headphone piece. The plane had taken off moments before. From the window you could see our ascent. We were going […]