Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Went over to Ali’s today and we had one of those nice, long chats that you can have with truly good friends. Those chats tend to jump from subject to subject and somewhere along the line we talked about writing and struggling. On these… Continue Reading “Struggle and the Writer”
Right below my feet (I’m sitting on a barstool, at home, not at a bar…) is a notebook containing FJR. It’s broken out into chapters, marked by those divider thingies you get from office supply stores. And I’m working on reivising the thing. It’s… Continue Reading “The Puzzle Pieces”
Recently, on Ali’s blog, she posted a question about what to do when you realize that something you’ve written/are writing has been done before…and by people who are probably better than you. I have come to the conclusion that you should go ahead and… Continue Reading “A Genius Question”
For my hundreth post, it only seems fitting to chat about a literary great. Marie recently posted about Jane Austen. She asked the question Why do we look for the brilliance in the writer’s life? I have a similar question, especially as it regards… Continue Reading “Jane Austen and Stuff”
Last night I was watching Top Chef, a show that I love for many many reasons. One of the reasons I love it: The people are talented. “Reality” shows like Big Brother, where it’s Joe Blow and his cousin Dotty Rotten sitting around trying… Continue Reading “Top Chef and the Bronze Medal”