Monday Nov 1st - Logline Blogfest judged by me :D Head to Steena Holmes's Chocolate Reality for details!!
Time for the old blog and chain ;-) This round's topic was chosen by the marvelous Michelle Hickman, who wants to know:
If you could dine with any author, and I do mean any whether alive or dead (yes, we're going into the realms of time travel - but hey, we have science fiction writers on this chain so we can always ask for them to write up the time machine specs), who would you want to dine with? And if you can ask them for advice on one writing element you feel you might be struggling at, what would it be?
Good question :D
While there are quite a few authors I would LOVE to sit and chat with, I think I'd really have to pick Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). Holy cow, just going by his quotes, he'd be an absolute riot to hang out with. To be honest, I don't think I'd ask him anything specific (he's already shared a ton of sweet writerly tidbits -see below). I'd just sit back and soak up his awesomeness.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from him:
Only presidents, editors and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial "we."
When you catch an adjective, kill it.
Don't say the old lady screamed - bring her on and let her scream.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
See why I love the man :D
Be sure to go back to Laura's blog and see who she wants to hang with and catch Shaun's tomorrow to see whose brain he'd like to pick :)
Who is on your dinner party wish list?