So, you just got your new e-mail address & you’re setting up the thingie at the end of each note you send from now on in this lifetime. It’s called an e-mail signature, and it’s your chance to let the people you write know the real you. As you compose it, these tips from Dog House Diaries might be of use…..hope so.
In this video from Aero Gramme Writers’ Studio, Ian McEwan discusses writing about love, in fiction:
“It’s very difficult to do happiness in novels in a sustained way.”
In this video recorded by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art earlier this year, Ian McEwan reflects on making romantic love work in fiction, the amazing evolution of the novel as a genre, and the mature writer as a toddler of old age.
Ian McEwan has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize six times, winning the prize in 1998 for Amsterdam. His most recent novel, Sweet Tooth, was published in 2012.
Check this list, so you’ll know what happened if someone fampled you. And did you franch it?
Or when you’re working on your bad habits, you onychotillomaniac.
Or whether to get mad if someone calls you a sneckdraw or a wallydrag.
Check Jamie’s list:
No, to whom.
As usual, Randall at xkcd.com gets it right:
Not sure why I’m putting this here – you already know this.
Maybe to show your kids. YOUR kids probably already have ’em down, though.
You know what a palindrome is – you read it one way, it makes sense. You read it in reverse, still makes sense.
This one has gone viral since Jon Reed won second place in an AARP contest, a few years ago – I bet you’ll start composing one of your own after you see it.
Wordplay: The effect of language on spending; or, how you view the future & how it shapes your world
There. Told you what this is about….here’s the deal: I promise you will look at the rest of the day & the things you say differently, after you digest this little rendering of a seemingly counter-intuitive thought.
Someone told me once that poets who write haiku are lazy.
I don’t believe that. Hand me the pliers.
Ran into a friend who mentioned she admires Derrick Jensen, and that she has this on a stickie on her computer:
“Writing is really very easy. Tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just editing.”
Kinda reminds me of what Arlo Guthrie says:
“Song-writing’s just kinda like catching fish–you sit there and pull them out as they go by – though I think it helps to be upstream from Bob Dylan.”