This is a content-free entry. Feel free to ignore it.
But I’m finding this app to be, well, more friendly for posting than the WordPress site itself.
Now — back to writing. Or tonight, eating. Slow-cooked beef ribs, polenta and roasted broccoli.
Control your envy.
Our two phones now have the battery life of a carrot. Ideas for new include 4S and … something else.
My characters are, well, sleeping. Together. But not in that way. My story’s lack of action seems to have made everyone feel dog tired.
I guess it’s time to mention that wasting time is a matter of discipline: “Is this research, or pud-pullng?” *
You know, writers aren’t forced to waste time, but we must be aware of the difference between actual research and plain old entertainment. We must also be alert for a terrifying realization that goes something like this: “Jeebus, this arcane essay about Hamilton’s hat size is so much more interesting than my own story!” At which point that writer might want to reassess his commitment to the craft.
So Yes, reading up on hemp-growing by the Founding Fathers (a hot topic these days on the history sites) might be research. But, well, you know what I mean.
* Excess-italic alert!
I now I have a writer following me who has…
- issued 16,868 Tweets
- has 13,395 followers
- is following 14,332
In what way is this a Good Thing?
In 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli had the American consulate’s flagpole chopped down, effectively declaring war.
But where was the consulate? Where was the flagpole?
It’s yet another opportunity for me to set aside actual writing in order to undertake more research.
1907 – A stagecoach robbery organized by Vladimir Lenin and Joseph
Stalin killed an estimated 40 people and netted approximately 250,000
rubles. Ten years later …
1917 – Vladimir Lenin issued a decree establishing the Cheka, the
first Soviet secret police.