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To Tell a Story

For the end of the year let’s forget the writer angst-what’s the point of angst anyway?  Let’s think about telling a story.  Don’t you love a good story?  Whether in a book or on a screen, we all seem to want another story.  We never tire of them.  We watch them on television, we watch … Continue reading

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it wasn’t me

When my husband went to my blog earlier this evening, ads were posted there.  Since I don’t put ads on my blog, this rather surprised me.  I went back to look for myself and they were gone, but now I just to say that if you should happen to see ads here, they aren’t mine, … Continue reading

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every damn day

Most of us have heard (and don’t follow) the advice to write every day.  Today I came across a reason why we should take this advice to the ends of the earth if not the end of the page. Once you engage in writing a piece of fiction from your unconscious, it is crucial that … Continue reading

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Need Dump Truck

There are days when I think I should back a dump truck up to the apartment, crank open the ceiling, pitch out every last piece of paper, writing book, marker, sketch pad, rulers, NaNoWriMo stickers, journals, and the rest of the lot, and go watch television and take valium.  Or whatever people are taking these … Continue reading

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Become a Pirate or a Bookhunter.

The thing about the internet is that it shows me how boring and safe my life really is.  Of course, I’ve worked hard to make it this way since childhood has enough craziness for anybody.  One last quote from the great and fun novel I finished reading this evening–The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. … Continue reading

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unreadable

From Walter Moers’s The City of Dreaming Books. “…You’re to remain here. I’ll bring you some paper and writing things, then you can start to practice writing with your left paw.” I groaned. “But what shall I write about?” “That’s quite immaterial,” said Homuncolossus. “It’ll be unreadable in any case.” I think this Homuncolossus lives … Continue reading