Monthly Archives: October 2008

Going on the Account: Part the Seventy Eighth

Part the Seventy Eighth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: Can He Finnish What He Started? (Sorry, bad pun…)

Did you hear the one about the Finnish writer who sold a debut novel with only 24 pages of it written?  Yeah, I wish it were a joke too, and not of the “cosmic-laugh-in-your-face” variety either…

 

What’s most telling, though, are some of the comments left to the posting by other frustrated wordsmiths under the article.  Which means the whole “right place, right time” theory of how literature is produced is not only alive and well, but pissing off a whole host of other people too…

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Going on the Account: Part the Seventy Seventh

Part the Seventy Seventh is now up, and may be read here

 

As an aside, a happy birthday to the Lovely and Talented Susan.  Without her, much of this would not be possible.

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Going on the Account: An Armada of Outlets

So apparently the newest trend in writing is to have the accompanying video game released in concert with the book

 

Looks like it’s time for me to get my copy of WRITING FLASH GAMES FOR DUMMIES out, and see if I can do something that’s neither cheesy or a rip-off of Sid Meier’s work…

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Going on the Account: Singing Out from Atop the Mast for Susan

In honor of the day, and keeping in line with how nautical tunes are quoted here:

Just like a sailor heading into the seas
There’s a gale blowing in my face
The high winds scare me but I need the breeze
And I can’t head for any other place
Life would seem so easy on the other tack
But even a hurricane won’t turn me back
You might be an island
On the distant horizon
But the little I see
Looks like heaven to me
I don’t care if the ocean gets rough
Just a little is enough

-Pete Townshend, “A Little is Enough”

Happy Anniversary, Susan!

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Going on the Account: Part the Seventy Sixth

Part the Seventy Sixth is now up, and may be read here.

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Going on the Account: The Latest from the Standoff

For those following the highest-profile incident to date from the Modern Age of Piracy, this standoff is reaching a critical point.  And from the looks of things, it’s going to become uglier real soon…

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