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On Writing [Mar. 3rd, 2008|12:53 am]
Tomas Gallucci
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The only book I ever read of Stephen King's is, ironically enough, the only work of non-fiction that he ever wrote--On Writing. If you read this book the things that you will pick up are to have the best command of the language you are working in and "write, write, write." I think that all books about the entertainment industry read the same way "create, create, create!" There is a truth that that mentality I suppose,


Writing is no harder the ditch digging.
I recently was having a chat with a friend of mine that is cooking up a new project. He said that he's just like me: if he doesn't feel the inspiration, he doesn't write it. He then went on to say that the way he broke the habit was to write anyway. But here's his secret: he says that doesn't mean forcing yourself to write what you need to write--that creates a very bad case of writer's block. He says that he sits down and writes what he has the inspiration to write. Once the words start flowing he then goes back to what he needs to write and works on it accomplishing much this way. To this end, I too want to try this idea.

As some of you know, I read an article via one of Google's blogs that talked about using Google Reader and pulling the RSS feeds for jobs that you are interested in. This also allows you to get a feed on those jobs that are in your area. Lately, I've seen this post go by quite a bit. Since the above mentioned conversation with my writing friend, I've thought about responding to this ad and seeing if instead of doing full-time work they would be willing to employ me on a per-placement basis. I've also considered doing the same with the local newspaper.

My thought is that if I were to get paid for my writing again (remember I used to work for The Exponent, UAH's student-run newspaper?) I would be motivated to write. And if motivated to write, then maybe this would help me get in the swing of things so that I will start setting the time aside and hopefully become prolific with my screenplays.

Also, I'm now currently working at Steak-Out only one day a week. I don't think it makes much economic sense to continue working there, but it is income and imcome is hard to let go. I figure that I could continue to work the long hours at Book Systems and write in my spare time and thus make money.

I knew that I was going to need writing samples. I also know that I did good work for The Exponent and had a few great blog entries to boot. Therefore, I have spent the weekend posting all of the Exponent articles to Live Journal under the tag Exponent. I then added three blog entries from Xanga: my World Trade Center post, my King Kong post and my Insured Motorist post. I have back-dated every post on Live Journal to the date that it originally appeared; I have not added the Exponent posts to Xanga because Xanga does not support this feature. You can read my writing samples via Live Journal tag. Xanga users please note that you can leave anonymous comments on LJ; if you decide to do so please "sign" your comment so I know who you are.

I've had a couple of friends tell me that long ago I used to be a good writer and that from my writing I seemed to enjoy my work but that my last several blogs have been informative and bland. Always seeking out the feedback, I would like to hear from you my adoring public. Do you think that the pieces that I have on my writing samples tag are good enough to land another writing job? Do you think that those articles are better then what I have recently produced? You decide.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-03-04 12:13 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

Spider Dick.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-03-04 12:15 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

There are several entries behind the links that I posted for you to go read if you really mean all that guff about how you like to read my site.
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From: snapper521
2008-03-04 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

Oooo... dick with 8 tentacles... whoa that umm... thats quite the mental picture.

Sounds like a perverted dildo...
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-03-04 12:24 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

I have a spider dick.
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From: snapper521
2008-03-04 12:35 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

*fixes your typo*

"I have a spider dick "extension" in the drawer over there, as a present for you"
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-03-04 12:36 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

My dick don't need extending.
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From: snapper521
2008-03-04 12:48 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

Nope. It just needs thickening.

Need to mix up some corn starch and water...
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-03-04 12:51 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

Cream of tarter.
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From: snapper521
2008-03-04 01:25 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

That works too. But Corn Starch is more common in my kitchen then cream of tartar. :-) Think I've used it a grand total of... twice in the 17 yrs I've been cooking.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-03-04 10:11 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

An important point, indeed!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-03-04 11:16 am (UTC)

Re: Writing

What is an important point? This comment is not linked with anything else.
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From: snapper521
2008-03-05 12:25 am (UTC)

Re: Proportional

He's 5'7/5'8. :-) And yeah; I know that its proportional to his height. I used to be with a guy who was his height, but who was heavier. So unless he had some abnormal growth pattern he should be around the same size... theoretically.

I also realize this is why many girls go for tall guys... and black guys. :-) Not to be racist... just put simply.

Which honestly none of that truly matters since I don't plan on sleeping with him. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-03-05 12:28 am (UTC)

Re: Proportional

I've seen him. And he's huge!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-03-05 01:56 am (UTC)

Re: Proportional

And yeah; I know that its proportional to his height.
You don't know the MONSTER in my pants.

Which honestly none of that truly matters since I don't plan on sleeping with him.
You lie like a rug.
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