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Blog it out, Emo Kid!

Posted: November 20, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Back on the blog chain, Kiddies!   Did you perhaps come here from Terri’s blog?  Are you perhaps headed to Mary’s blog (after reading mine of course)? I’m really excited about this one!  Michelle started it out and so picked the topic which was…

Share a favorite poem, quote, joke, anecdote, or anything of the sort that deals with writing, writers, the publishing industry, or the other strange and unusual tidbits that belong to our little world.

Yay linkspam!!!! Yay for being early so no one stole used this yet!

which is hysterical and pretty much how my stories get written! 

And here’s a link to part of an interview with Bob Moresco who wrote the script for the movie Crash…he’s got some great advice for overcoming writer’s block.

Then there’s the obligatory John Green writing thing, in which John proves himself as awesome as I could ever hope to be with his writing group and shows his brother (and us) a day in the life of a writer.  (sidenote…I can’t help but picture a group of my QT writer friends having pretty much this same convo…and I KNOW I’ve had many many many many of these with the (ex) Roomie)

And saving the best for last… In honor of commencing the rewrite of doom for Reapers here’s a great link to Jackson Pearce’s vlog entry: Revising Is Cake

Sorry this is all videos, but I promise they’re all well worth it!!! And for those of you who can’t watch the videos or don’t want to, I offer up only one quote.  I keep it on my closet door across from my bed so it’s the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I see before I fall asleep.  Unfortunately, it’s attributed to pretty much everyone, so I can’t give proper credit.

..forgive me for going all deep on you, but it’s the best quote I’ve found for writing in a long time, even if it’s not supposed to be. 

"It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music."

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Remember the robot pirates link from the other day…yeah, there’s a youtube of it hahahah

So you guys remember that comic I told you about… A Softer World?  I mentioned it in this entry.  And Joey has a livejournal!  (Joey has a livejournal, horton hears a who…nevermind.  Sorry.) It’s untoward …I’m kinda going out on a limb here, but I’m assuming he likes friends.  Anyway, he and Emily are doing a serialized horror story for Holloween!  The first chapter is up and talk about a hook! 

Shamelessly stole a meme from tezmilleroz  Go here and choose Twitter, LiveJournal, WordPress, etc. Then type in your username, and it’ll take your subject headers and give them to cat photos.

Which shouldn’t amuse me as much as it does, but hey-these came out pretty good!  I think the last two are my favorites. 

I found this site last night and omg! A. Totally talented and B.  Most of them are hysterical.  This guy has people send him in song ideas and then he does them… and this isn’t like "guy on a guitar" this is so much more…backbeats, harmonizing and robot pirates!  No, seriously… "Yo ho ho and a bottle of RAM" hahaha

In writing news, I’m working on an epilogue that I’m not sure I’ll need but I want to have incase someone says "Hmmm…ending not so much" I can thrust out the pages of my follow up work triumphantly and proclaim "I’ll save you!" ….or something.  Also, my brain is on overdrive panic mode.  It’s now throwing prequels at me at an alarming rate.  Anything to stop me from sending out Reapers apparently…"NO!" brain screams, "Reapers is book TWO!  Write this other one first!"   "Ha!" says I.  "Reapers characters are more interesting.  Do better, brain!"  problem is, they’re good ideas…and it did always kinda have a book two feel to …. NO!  Ugh, see what lengths I’ll go to to get out of writing a query letter?  (brain is whispering "the prequel/real first book would be an EASY query…easy…so…easy doitdoitdoit)  Yes, I’m willing to write a whole new novel to get out of it.  Yes, I’m serious.  Yes, you should probably send help.

Posted: July 5, 2008 in Uncategorized
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So

 is looking to procrastinate 🙂  Being as writing and procrastination are two of my few talents, I offer up a few distractions!  Caution though…they may have the added bonus of triggering stories. 

Every once in a while, I stumble across something on the internet that sticks with me. 

This is my current…

Something about that remnant of a shell of freedom and the hope still in the words below gets to me.  The tone of voice I hear them said in is like at the end of a movie, when the hero/heroine/love interest is dying in the MC’s arms and they say in a quaking voice “You’re gonna be fine. Do you hear me?  You were so brave…” followed by the single tear sliding down the cheek.  I think this is one of the saddest little pieces of art I’ve ever seen…

But the whole site is amazing.  Here’s another…


For me, it’s a perfect description of how I write.

Check out the whole site and the archives here  Secret Vespers

I’d be remiss if I didn’t lead you to A Softer World
(I couldn’t get the picture to work, so here’s the link to one of my favorites)