Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Revision/Despair as Creative Fuel/Thin Mints

A quick three beautiful things post:
  1. Sometimes the only way to revise that short story/novel is to sit your butt down on the chair and throw every technique, idea, question, template, Wikipedia research and Google searches at it until something starts to emerge that speaks, moves and makes sense to you.
  2. Sometimes the very best writing comes out of the deepest, most painful despair.
  3. My favorite way to eat Girl Scout Thin Mints is when they've been frozen and after I've had a hit from a joint (I've only used this technique once, but it was heavenly; eating them frozen with no "enhancement" works very well on its own, and you can share with the kiddies).

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