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  •  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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