Passion For Writing: April 22nd, 2010

   Posted by: Moses Siregar III   in Passion for Writing

Kurt Vonnegut: “Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. All it takes is time.”
Cec Murphey has a great couple of cautionary articles on using the progressive tense (-ing verbs). Part 1. Part 2. Cec Murphy’s blog is fantastic, btw. That reminds me to go add him to my blogroll …

Marian Schembari asks, “How horrible is your About page“? She offers suggestions on what to do and what not to do.

The difference between an alpha and a beta reader.

@Zoe Winters has a nice piece on how to be a patron of (support) independent writers.

C. Patrick Schulze explains How to Get Your Self-Published Novel Reviewed

@Xander Bennett offers advice for (screenplay) writers on how to write a kick-ass protagonist:
1 – Make her WANT SOMETHING.
2 – Make her INCREDIBLY GOOD at what she does.
3 – Have her CHANGE enormously.

See his article for his arguments on each point.

And here’s a video of me and my 3-year-old son, in which he thinks he hears the smell of poo-poo, then suggests it’s hiding:

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4 comments so far


Thanks for the shout out! You know theoretically he COULD hear the smell of poo poo. I forget what it’s called, it’s a big long word, but there is a condition where some people can like hear color or see smells. It’s very odd. But it exists. He’s three so he could obviously just be getting his words mixed up. But you never know. He could actually hear the smell of poop.

April 22nd, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Thanks for the mention! You’ve got a lot of good links up in here – I’m honored 😉

April 22nd, 2010 at 1:06 pm

@Zoe: I haven’t heard of that one, but I want to know more LOL!

@Marian: No problem. Now I’m going to go fix the spelling of your last name 😉

April 22nd, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Thank you for your kind words about my blog for writers. It’s nice to be appreciated, isn’t it?


April 23rd, 2010 at 1:25 am

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