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.
You might think that by not posting a Tuesday Post of Accountability on Tuesday indicates that I was somehow slacking off. And you might think, because I’m posting an accountability post on a Thursday, that I am somehow trying to justify said slacking off.… Continue Reading “Late, late, late accountability”
So, I’m tired of reading. That didn’t take long. Finished Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman and Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. At this pace, I will not hit anything except burnout. Plus, I wanna write. And this whole reading thing gets in the way.… Continue Reading “More Reading, Less Reading: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”
I’m starting to love Twitter like no other. If you follow the right people, you find some really fascinating material, like this article by Sarah Funke Butler from The Paris Review. The rundown: A sixteen year old student wrote a ‘survey’ on symbolism and… Continue Reading “Survey Says!: An Article of Awesomeness from The Paris Review”
I am not accountable. I am reading. Four books down so far in JenRidReadMo: Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas; The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta; The Barracks Thief by Tobias Wolff; and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre. Yes, I’m behind.
Great news! My buddy Ajay Ramachandran, who comments early and often on anything Virginia Woolf or P.G. Wodehouse (our very special mentors from earlier this year), has had a a wonderful poem publish by Midtown: A Journal of Writing and Fine Arts. “Achebe to… Continue Reading “Random Post of Awesome: Braggin’ on a Buddy!: Ajay Ramachandran Poetry Published by Midtown”
Last month, as you guys know, was National Novel Writing Month. Millions of writers across the country set pen to paper/fingers to keyboard in order to write an entire novel in a month. Which is a crazy idea, when you get right down to… Continue Reading “Time to clear the stack:JenRidReadMo”
Newbery Medal winners are generally destined for a long shelf life, heaps of attention from libraries, teachers, and parents, and are often deserving of the lauds and acclaims. What does it take to write a Newbery Medal winner? Well, you can take a peek… Continue Reading “Winning the Newbery Medal: What Does it Take?”
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars British authors must have some kind of secret to writing scrappy orphan stories. Not being opposed to books that start with a creepy man breaking into a house, murdering the family who… Continue Reading “Thursday Reviews!: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (A Mentor Review!)”