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So, here I am as usual, one end of the house is a disaster but I hope to rectify that tomorrow, after moving a lot of furniture yesterday. Steve gets back tomorrow night so I need it fixed before then *g*

I worked all day today as a relief (supply) teacher at a local college and that was a heap of fun. Four girls who live within spitting distance of my house were in my classes, and I knew a whole heap more from school, my school, the children's school, the local community... it was nice. Two of my friends work there, one as a part timer and one as a teacher aide, so they were very welcoming too. And it's really only a ten minute drive to Kilbirnie. They have SSR (sustained silent reading) just before lunch twice a week, so I grabbed a book from the library as I had to take an Art class fourth period, and I started reading The Vintner's Luck, by NZer Elizabeth Knox, and it looked rather brilliant. The guy gets it on with the angel, as far as I could tell... I'll have to to get it out of the library! I always meant to read it but never did. Now I want to! She has a lovely lyrical style, and I found myself thinking, should I write like that, but it's just not my style naturally, for sure. I think I'm more of a creator of characters and their interactions in a practical sort of way... or am I just not that developed? I dunno, I like my style so bugger it, that's how it has to be for now. I guess I could go on a writers' course and find out how to do a better job, I dunno... maybe what I do is good enough, it is for me anyway *snort*

Star has a new job and I wish her great wishes for a good time there.

I have a lot of writing to do, too, and I promised St Ants that I'd go and do a Mass practice tomorrow afternoon at half past two. So I need to organise my time... Christy has clarinet soon and I get to take my laptop there so that's a good half hour of uninterrupted writing sitting in the carpark. The boys are at a friend's birthday swim, so that was handy.

I haven't heard from the Minister of Education LOL! I wonder what his office thought of my email! So I'm not changing the world exactly but working for a better one all the same. And my parcel I sent Viv must have gotten lost too, where the hell would it be now?! OMG! Even Cari's one got there, despite one thing still sitting right here on the piano! Yikes!

And I think I will be able to chew tonight, although my jaw is still really sore, so there is room for celebrating. But our dear friend over the road who gives us the fish apparently had a bit of a heart attack in the weekend so we had better go over there and see how he is too... OMG so much to do. So as they'd say in cartoon land, later, dudes.

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moth2fic
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:34 pm (UTC)


I guess I could go on a writers' course and find out how to do a better job, I dunno... maybe what I do is good enough, it is for me anyway *snort*

I think LJ and fanfic and writers' groups online can replace courses quite satisfactorily - especially for those of us who don't need either to be told how to string two sentences together, or how to seek inspiration for a plot! What I could do with is a publishing course - butI'm getting advice on that online, too! And I think styles of writing are a bit like clothes and hairstyles. You can admire someone else's but it wouldn't necessarily suit you and you have to find something you're comfortable with. It's when you adopt someone else's that your writing/whatever loses its impact.
natesmountain
Mar. 8th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
-I think LJ and fanfic and writers' groups online can replace courses quite satisfactorily - especially for those of us who don't need either to be told how to string two sentences together, or how to seek inspiration for a plot!
Well, that's true, the feedback I used to get on Samfics was always helpful. Pam and Elaine always did amazing feedback that left you glowing but was helpful too! I still have some of them.

-And I think styles of writing are a bit like clothes and hairstyles. You can admire someone else's but it wouldn't necessarily suit you and you have to find something you're comfortable with.
True, so true. That's reassuring really. I have my own style in all those things *g* Yeah, I guess if I tried to write like someone else it would be stilted and kind of fake, huh. One time three of us co-wrote a Samfic for fun, but we our styles were alike enough to be shared without much hassle!!
moth2fic
Mar. 8th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
I get great feedback from online betas, and I think it helps reading the comments on other people's fics, too. The Yahoo group is fantastic for feedback - really constructive.

I know what you mean about similar styles - I could write with some people but not others, I think. And copying someone else's leads to a sort of pastiche, for me.
natesmountain
Mar. 8th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
-I know what you mean about similar styles - I could write with some people but not others, I think.
Heh, Keels meet Harlequin... yeah, right. But maybe they could chat one day LOL!

-I get great feedback from online betas, and I think it helps reading the comments on other people's fics, too.
That's great. I guess that is one thing I miss now, that kind of instant f/b.

Funny, after mentioning the story I co-wrote, having not thought about it for a looooooooong time, my mother phoned a couple of hours ago and had just re-read that very story - she found it on a bookshelf she was clearing and phoned to say how much she enjoyed it again!!! I had to ask her what the title was!



moth2fic
Mar. 9th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
I repeat my invitation to join us - not with your novels, just with drabbles and suchlike. Or even just to read all the comments we make to each other.
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