Friday, January 18, 2013

Top Ten Worst Gifts for Writers - The Loft Literary Center

My friend Betsy (waving to Betsy right now) sent this to me a while ago and I now have the bandwidth to share. The gaming part? Er-Ma-Ger! Courtney is talking to me, y'all. When I was playing Skyrim? Writing? What writing?

Top Ten Worst Gifts for Writers - The Loft Literary Center

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pajiba Be Writin'

I love the crew over at film review site Pajiba. They have a list of their nastiest reviews and the words and turns of phrases. Their annual posts are like... like... my McRib.

Here's a snippet of what they said about The Wrath of Titans:

It’s a weak video game plot, a series of fetch quests committed to celluloid with a cast of utterly boring characters listlessly going through the motions, trying to look like they give a shit about finding the mythical island of whatever-the-hell so that they can speak to the mighty whoever-the-fuck so that he can tell them where to find the magical I-just-don’t-give-a-damn.

The 10 Most Scathing and Bitchy Film Reviews of 2012

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Something to Say!

Hey, all! A new interview discussing my self-publishing experience is up at new friend-of-the-blog Wordpreneur. Knowledge, knowledge people.

Please stop over and stay for a while.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snickers.... No, Doritos.... No...

I like Ian Rankin. His books are smart and different, and not precious. And he's funny.

After reading this interview in The Guardian, I like him even more. He shall be my mentor.

One great question, and then, I'll link to the article so you can also smile and nod and rub your chin and then, become melancholy because you (me) will never be this clever:

What's the biggest myth about being a novelist?

That we're introspective, sensitive souls and have arcane knowledge. I used to think that: whenever I heard that someone had taken 10 years to write a novel, I'd think it must be a big, serious book. Now I think, "No – it took you one year to write, and nine years to sit around eating Kit Kats."

Read the rest here.

Being Ray Bradbury

So I'm not crazy! Okay, I am -- but so was Ray Bradbury, who wrote:

I can work anywhere. I wrote in bedrooms and living rooms when I was growing up with my parents and my brother in a small house in Los Angeles. I worked on my typewriter in the living room, with the radio and my mother and dad and brother all talking at the same time. Later on, when I wanted to write Fahrenheit 451, I went up to UCLA and found a basement typing room where, if you inserted ten cents into the typewriter, you could buy thirty minutes of typing time.

Yes. Yes!

Are you a member of our tribe?

Can you write in a car? At a bar? On a star? In a plane? On a train? On Fifth and Main?

Read the rest over at Passive Guy.

The Daily Routines of Famous Writers