Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"So You Want to Write a Novel"- a Masterwork by dwkazzie


The Best Discussion on Being a Writer Ever
(Wish I'd Written This, but Hat's Off to You
dwkazzie, Whoever You Are!)

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29 comments:

the walking man said...

That was awesome! And people wonder why I never (rarely) bring my full length work out. At least I can remember the last book I read.

"Elmo Goes to the Doctor"

Rick said...

Did I loan you my last copy of that, walking man? I loved that book.

Travis Cody said...

LOL!

I read an analogy about beginning writers with the "next great idea". It goes like this.

Beginning writers are sometimes like new year's resolutions. They start out like gang busters and then fizzle out before the first month is over when they realize how much work it really is to actually write a novel.

Rick said...

Isn't that the truth, Travis? It always sounds so easy.

Charles Gramlich said...

Hilarious. And yet, I believe such folks exist. Witness Sookie.

Rick said...

Yes, Charles. Sookie- the source of all knowledge. :)

Jai Joshi said...

Yes, it's hilarious isn't it! I saw this on Writers Digest Forum the other day and it cracked me up.

Jai

Deb Shucka said...

I haven't been here for a while. Lucky me to find this on my first visit back. Too funny. And all too true.

Rick said...

Hi Jai! They should show this video in creative writing classes across the world, don't you think?

Rick said...

What a great thing to come back to, eh Deb? Hope things have been well with you.

G said...

Smartness abounds.

Sad to say, I briefly thought like that guy.

Then I smartened up.

I hope.

In any event, I remember the last book I read as well: "The Bikini Car Wash".

Lana Gramlich said...

Ha! They should do something like this for artists, too. You have no idea how many people I know who just "decide" to be an artist one day, then end up depressed because their first works didn't sell for millions at Christie's.

laughingwolf said...

damn rick, that's how i did it! :P lol

current read: mark durfee's 'the line between'...

Jai Joshi said...

Yes, they definitely should use it as a writing tool in creative writing classes. I know that my class at university would have found most amusing!

Jai

WritingNut said...

Ahhh.. too funny, and so true!

David Cranmer said...

That gave big chuckles this morning.

Rick said...

"The Bikini Car Wash??" Okay, I have to read it. The title alone. Before laughinwolf reviews it!

Rick said...

Does this mean my simulated cave paintings won't sell, Lana? And I was planning to quit writing if the critics liked them...

Rick said...

Hey, Laughingwolf! I got a signed copy and absolutely love it. I'm getting copies of "The Line Between" to pass out as Christmas presents.

Rick said...

Jai- I think beginning writes should watch it once a week.

Writing Nut- I'm not sure if its more funny than true or more true than funny!

David- I've watched it every day since I posted it and the only thing that will stop me from watching it tomorrow is that I'll be tied up reading "The Bikini Car Wash."

Nevine said...

Holy smokes, this guy is the eternal optimist, isn't he? I can't believe that bloke! I wish I had his attitude... and his self-confidence. He doesn't seem to be lacking in those areas at all. But man, he just doesn't get it, does he? Some people just don't get it!!!

Awesome clip. Thanks for sharing, Rick!!!

Nevine

Rick said...

Or, he might just be eternally clueless, Nevine!

Middle Ditch said...

That was great. I do know one, though, who wrote a draft, picked a publisher and was immediately contracted for three novels. What luck! Now she is already nominated for an award too!!!

laughingwolf said...

mine's signed, too, rick...

btw, a day or two ago i posted info on the animation software used here, it's in the mark simon geico story, where his 11-year-old son and his pal use it....

Rick said...

With all of your great talent, Monique, that's what should be happening for you. You deserve success.

Rick said...

laughingwolf I'm on my way over to check out the software thing. If an eleven year old can run it, I can definitely..... ask help from the 10 year old next door.

laughingwolf said...

gopher it... it may take a minute or two to get the hang of it... if you're 10 or 11... you and i may need more time ;) lol

G said...

Rick, "The Bikini Car Wash" is a romance novel.

Romances are the one genre that I've never read until a couple of years ago.

A few people here can attest to the eclectic material that I sometimes read and review on my blog.

Also, I found that the romance novel "Fashionista" by Erica Kennedy is a good read as well.

Rick said...

I'm going to give it try, G. Their titles sound more interesting than horror novels, for sure!