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  •  I can only seem to come up with a title (4.00)
    Was Voltaire a Better Deist than Jefferson?

    ....after that, it starts to look too much like work.

    I am suffering from an overdose of subjects that deserve commentary, and an undersupply of time in which to do it.

    Too bad

    The Perfect is the Enemy of the Better

    by dabize on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 06:14:25 AM PST

    •  The definition of being a writer (4.00)
      Is not having a book out, it's that everyone you meet will sooner or later say "You know, I have an idea for a book."

      Yes, yes.  I get it.  The months of sweat and sleepless nights spent writing are not valued as much as the idea.  Everyone has a brilliant idea for a book.  Everyone thinks they can become the next great novelist in their spare time.  

      Me, I'm plotting how I can become a brain surgeon on my lunch hour.

      Now that the "I've got an idea" is spreading down to diaries, I guess I can use the same meme I've used with the people in my creative writing classes.  Where I used to tell them "just write a page a day, and in a year you'll have a book," for diaries it could be something like "just write two words a day, and in a year you'll have a diary."

      I'll get you started: "Bush sucks."


      Political Cortex -- Brain food for the body politic.

      by Mark Sumner on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 06:32:10 AM PST

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      •  Impressive (none)
        I don't know whether to be impressed by virtuoso one-upsmanship, mourn my overlooked snarkiness, feel vaguely guilty, or go do brain surgery (I actually AM a (fish) brain surgeon).

        The Perfect is the Enemy of the Better

        by dabize on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 07:02:28 AM PST

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    •  Good one. (none)
      I had an idea for a title last night; the diary for it would likely be about the recent Republican attack on Murtha, and the other patriotic 'muricans who agree with him.

      It'd be called "Smearing Private Ryan".

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