One of my fave writing books, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Brown and Dave King, is on BookBub right now for $1.99. It’s a great, basic book on editing. Also, two bucks is a deal.
(Sorry I’ve been such a slacker at blogging. Life is happening. If you have any Questionables, put ’em in the comments below. Or read the Brown-King book. It’s good.)
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It’s not a Questionable, but what about sharing our favourite “how to write” books? I was given “Telling Lies for Fun and Profit” by Lawrence Block in the 1980’s and still remember some of his lessons. It’s a fun read, too – like having coffee with him, not sitting in a lecture hall.
I’ve always liked Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger.
And somewhere I have Telling Lies for Fun and Profit. Haven’t read it for years, but I remember really liking it.
Hope life is happening in good ways.
Well, necessary ways.
Adulthood is not always fun, but it beats childhood.
You’re allowed to have a life. As long as we occasionally get cute dog pictures.
This I can do.
You are allowed to have a life. Period.
We are allowed to want to hear about it, read your email, share your meals…
My mother had a halogenated* saying: “Want in one hand and poop** in the other. See which one fills up first.” So your life is totally independent of our wants. We’ll take whatever you feel like sharing, and like it. 🙂
* Halogenated means combined with a halogen, in this case bromine, which makes this saying a bromide – a trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to soothe or placate. Strangely enough, my mother’s bromides seldom soothed or placated.
** Mother was always earthier than the word choice shown, though she might substitute “merde” for the Anglo-Saxon word.
My mother wasn’t. She used to say “Cheese, pie, and crust.” Took me forever to figure out that was her workaround for “Jesus Christ.”
There’s are reasons I’m weird. Put them all together they spell “MOTHER” . . .
When I was teaching the 7th grade, I’d say, “Oh, fish fingers!” That first f got them all excited 🙂
Hang in there!
An old boss used to say, “If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother.” Never failed to crack me up.
When my kids get annoyed with me they say, “Put about dollar in the therapy jar, mom.”
I’ve ordered Self-Editing for Fiction Writers. Looking forward to reading and using it. Thanks.
I bought it, too. Can’t hurt.
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