Music can be a powerful inspiration. For me at least, it’s important to carefully select a “soundscape” when writing or painting. I sometimes find the music I am listening to guiding, or at least coloring, where I go with my project. It can definitely give me energy and either lift (or lower) my spirits. IContinue reading “Round Midnight”
Tonight I noticed a sculpture I had seen countless times, but this time was different, very different. In the “neutral ground” as New Orleanians like to call a median, there she was, dancing away. I thought she was supposed to be a gymnast, but tonight on this cool evening in the Crescent City, she wasContinue reading “Street Art as Inspiration”
A bar in Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols, a village of about 700 in southern France, plays a pretty important role in A Moveable Marfa. At the Bar Tabac L’Alambic, Steve meets a most intriguing woman named Pauline Ferrand. Here’s a short excerpt– “To overcome loneliness, I occasionally rode my bike into the nearby Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols in the evening andContinue reading “Bullfighting, Seize and Pauline”
“I am far more interested in, much more by, a human action than by all the museums in the world. As far as I’m concerned, there are only two kinds of people: the ones who have soul and the ones who don’t.” twitter.com/fundaciomiro/status/1224641475205566466￼ Follow me on twitter for more inspiration– https://mobile.twitter.com/CEHunt2
One can be inspired by food. Taste can be a very powerful sense. Mardi Gras season is reason to celebrate all the senses. One often hears about King Cakes, but one of my favorite culinary celebrations involve Louisiana Strawberries. The season is very short but very sweet. Louisiana Strawberries are some of the best I’veContinue reading “Ah, Inspiration! Food…”
Inspiration is critical to any artist. Walking around New Orleans at night is an incredible source of inspiration to any artist with a pulse. Whether writing a novel like A Moveable Marfa, a short story or painting, nightscapes awaken within me a mood or feeling that can launch a burst of expression. A character canContinue reading “Inspiration at Night in New Orleans”
by Carl W. Hunt Readers of A Moveable Marfa will note in the biographical section at the end of the book that my brother, C. E., credits me with an assist in editing and content suggestions. That was a generous acknowledgement on his part and encouraging as we hope to continue to collaborate in novelContinue reading ““Closing the Books” on a Novel”
The paperback is really out. The publisher did a great job. I hope you will agree. If you haven’t, please consider ordering a copy today. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. Happy reading!
Some of you may be asking who is Edna Ferber? Well, many of us may know her work without knowing that much about her. Edna Ferber (1885-1968) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose work served as the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films, including Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and IceContinue reading “What’s Edna Ferber got to do with Marfa?”
I am currently working on a collection of short stories focused on New Orleans. I am also in the early stages of collaborating on a mystery set in Houston, Texas in the late 1970s.