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Thursday, November 03, 2005
Like Hemingway, But Butcher
I'm considering writing a novel. I'm considering this because it seems like a quick and easy way to make a lot of money.
The problem I'm running into here is that I'm not really a "novel" kind of guy. I don't tend to use a lot of flowery language. I like to think I have a terse, no-nonsense style of writing. When you read the words I lay down, you should easily picture them coming out of the mouth of Clint Eastwood. Which fits in with my immense machismo.
Anyway, in preparation for this novel, I've been practicing my use of descriptive language. I won't bore you with the paragraphs that surround these gems, but I'd like to get some feedback on them.
"I'm considering writing a novel. I'm considering this because it seems like a quick and easy way to make a lot of money."
If by "quick" you mean 10 to 15 years, and by "easy" you mean slaving in front of your computer for 8-10 hours a day, seven days a week, then have at it! I, on the other writerly hand, know it can't be done that quickly or easily. Unless you ARE Hemingway, and even then, in this market, you're looking at a goodly amount of work to get it published. However, if you're just kidding, then never mind. LOL
Are we a tad bit "sensitive" there, Christian? I believe the man was kidding. Have you read the rest of this guys blog?
I actually like most of these, though you can throw out a couple of the 'quivers'.Post a Comment
Joking or not, I think you really might want to consider taking a novel on.