Friends Don’t Let Friends Blog Drunk

Posted on April 7, 2013. Filed under: Blogging, writing | Tags: , , , , , , |

Some cliche’s fall out of use with time. The “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk” campaign has been gone for some time. So, maybe the joke “Friends Don’t Let Friends Blog Drunk” does not play well any more.

That is one important aspect of writing: what is said is affected by what is contemporary. The zeitgeist affects what is said, or not said. Not only that, but what seems like a fresh idea might be very stale.

When the idea of “Friends Don’t Let Friends Blog Drunk” came to me, I thought it sounded novel. But, then I realized that it had probably been done before. That is especially true considering how old the original campaign was. So, a quick search of the ‘net revealed the following links:

Maybe it should be “Friends don’t let friends post without a search first.”

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Life After Nano

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: Life After Nano, writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Maybe the most difficult thing, now, is moving forward after Nanowrimo.  Even when I did finish a novel in 2006, I found I could not move forward.  That novel has sat in a binder, unedited, for years now.

And, with this novel, I am halfway through.  I see it coming together, and it is more cohesive than the previous one.  (I expected that.)  But, continuity is the key.  So, here on this blog, I will be posting entries and ideas about “Life After Nano.”

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10 Great Resources for Writers

Posted on October 24, 2009. Filed under: Writer-Tools, Writing-Tools | Tags: , , , , |

While nosing around Twitter, #NaNoWriMo and #DFWRhinos, I came across 10 Great Resources for Writers.  Thought I would pass it on.

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Swine Flu and Flash Projects

Posted on April 28, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , |

Lifehacker Link: Google Maps Mashup on Swine Flu

Swine flu is the hot topic now, and I’ll bet that a novel or two, and maybe even “Made for TV” movie, is in development by somebody somewhere.

Myself, I am a slowpoke when it comes to writing.  But, I think something that I would call “flash production” happens: projects that are produced and published within a few weeks, or maybe even days, after some topic captures the fancy of the public.

Myself, I would have to use something like this as a “flavoring” to an ongoing project.  But, my curiosity is piqued by these “flash projects.”  How are such projects brought to market so quickly?  (Words = 106)

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BOTD: Journeys, destinations and having enough balls to stay the course

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: Staying-With-It | Tags: , , , , , , |

Out blog of the day, today, is “Journeys, destinations and having enough balls to stay the course”  From that blog: “The path I’m on as an independent writer is longer and, for now, lonelier and poorer.  It’s non traditional.  But I’m happy.  I love my life, especially my lifestyle.  It’s nice outside.  I think I’ll go do something. I don’t have a boss to ask or 5 o’clock to wait for.  Still, I question what I do almost every day — not because I’m unsure if it’s what I want to do, but because I’m unsure if I’m going about it the right way.”

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