Posts Tagged ‘Writing Craft’

Do this! read that! See here!

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

In no particular order (that’s irony I think. Obviously my non-quantum mechanical world ethos requires that these appear in a particular order in order to communicate with you-all.) Whatever. I have a headache.

1. Check out this great post by Tess Gerritson. I spent most of last semester in a classroom of students with this attitude. [snotty comment omitted]

2. The new James Bond movie, Casino Royale totally rocks. Go to this movie while it’s still in the theater. I saw pics of Daniel Craig and thought, meh He’s okay but– Well, I stand corrected. The man is one hell of an actor and long before the end of the movie (like within the first 2 minutes: the word "Considerably" won my heart lust and soul) I was more than willing to bear his children. Oh, the joy of a James Bond movie that isn’t insulting to women. Thank you writers. Thank you director. And thank you for all those work outs, Daniel Craig.

3. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and safe traveling.

4. Then there’s this post from Marjorie M. Liu about a subject of my frequent obsession.


Sometimes writing is like this…

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
Peter De Vries, editor, novelist (1910-1993)

For me, it’s hardest when I’m starting out and my idea is at its vaguest. This is when my room is neater, laundry is done, when I do stupid web tricks or pass the time reading writing blogs.

In good news, last night’s notebooking session was very productive, as was this morning’s at the gym. (Which reminds me, I haven’t seen Jaguar man in a very long time. Tattoo-boy is there regularly, so that’s nice.) You’d think I’d be all raring to go with the new stuff, but no. It involves some painful reordering of events and writing from scratch.

So. Sigh. Off to it. Because, unfortunately, words don’t write. Writers do.