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op. cit.

If you are interested (and if you read this blog,I suspect you are interested) Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer are running a 2007 one-year online workshop on techniques for writing commercial fiction.

Some of what they're saying is very basic--they're staring from the bottom--and I disgree with a bunch of it, of course, because that's what writers do.

They're using a confrontational and argumentative style I like a lot. Which is to say, they disagree on just about everything.

Now that's the way to run a workshop.



I particularly like Crusie's "WILDLY ROMANTIC" motto. Mine, for dust, is that my stock answer whenever I cringe and say "Is this over the top?!" has to be HELL NO. There is no over the top. There is only the cloudy peak of Everest sailing by beneath. Bring in the cool stuff in BUCKETS and to hell with logic or moderation or restraint. Because this book is FULL OF AWESOME. And that is that.

Ahem.

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They're a hoot, aren't they? I get amused while I learn things. It's awesome.

Hello!

Hi, I've been directed here by my tutor Farah Mendlesohn so I thought I'd drop by and say hello. I know this isn't a comment about the actual post but i'm really new to live journal and don't actually know how to send you a message!

I've just started my own blog, I've been a bit reserved with it as it was a Uni related blog but after reading what most people put on here I'm inclined to start being myself [laugh].

Re: Hello!

Nice to meet you! Welcome!
I'm afraid I don't know him, but I read Crusie's Bet Me and loved it. She's on my list of authors with books to look for.
"I particularly like Crusie's "WILDLY ROMANTIC" motto. Mine, for dust, is that my stock answer whenever I cringe and say "Is this over the top?!" has to be HELL NO. There is no over the top. There is only the cloudy peak of Everest sailing by beneath. Bring in the cool stuff in BUCKETS and to hell with logic or moderation or restraint. Because this book is FULL OF AWESOME. And that is that."

AMEN TO THAT, SISTER!
perhaps my motto should be WILDLY SELF-INDULGENT.
Have you read my poetry? Self-indulgent is the flavor of the day! ^_~