Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Day in-the-Life.

Hi There, and welcome back !
Not much shakin' in Hermworld today. I'm reading Stephen King's "On Writing" right now, and there's one exercise in there that he asks you to do. He gives you this outline of a story about an abusive relationship, where the guy goes nuts, and kills the woman. After adding some further details, he tells you to reverse the gender of these characters, and write your own version, in your own way.
Sounds easy in theory, but for someone who is used to writing off the top of their head it's been quite a challenge. Really.
Most of the stuff I just pull outta my ass just comes right out through my fingers, onto the page! Eeeew! What a Gross image! Yuk.
Anyway, Haven't seen as many comments on Kelwhy's word game from Saturday? I still think it was an hilarious idea, despite all the typing involved to put it on the Blog.

1 comment:

  1. On Writing is a great book. I have a copy around here somewhere, and I actually started the excercise, but got involved with life, and haven't written on it in ages.

    Glad to hear that you found someone to 'spread change' to.




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