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2012-07-28 01:48:02 PM  
Tl;dr
 
2012-07-28 02:17:18 PM  
The art of writing can be reduced to a few simple rules. I share them with you now


Me Tarzan...You, Jane.
 
2012-07-28 02:19:36 PM  
I admit I was skeptical at the outset, but won over by the end. Colson's success is well earned.
 
2012-07-28 02:45:22 PM  

Mark Ratner: Tl;dr


It was actually a good read.
 
2012-07-28 03:13:52 PM  

Handsome B. Wonderful: Mark Ratner: Tl;dr

It was actually a good read.


I actually did read it. ;-)

Covered many things I learned back in college. I was a business major, but for an English credit, I chose Fiction Writing 101 (it wasn't called that, but it was entry-level short story writing.) I liked that class..I think I learned more from reading the really bad stories.
 
2012-07-28 04:32:06 PM  
From TFA:
Rule No. 5: Keep a dream diary.

Last night I had thier weird dream that you had to breathe from an oxygen tank because the atomosphere was lethal in inhaled. I had to find an oxygen tank, so I went to an oxygen vending machine and bought a can of oxygen. When I opened it, I could only take one breath before i had to throw it away. I thought: "Wait a minute, this is ridiculous" and woke up.
 
2012-07-28 05:49:10 PM  

wedun: From TFA:
Rule No. 5: Keep a dream diary.

Last night I had thier weird dream that you had to breathe from an oxygen tank because the atomosphere was lethal in inhaled. I had to find an oxygen tank, so I went to an oxygen vending machine and bought a can of oxygen. When I opened it, I could only take one breath before i had to throw it away. I thought: "Wait a minute, this is ridiculous" and woke up.


After you completely awoke you found that you had been typing a comment on fark, didn't preview and hit "Add Comment" without realising it wasn't your dream diary?
 
2012-07-28 08:10:09 PM  
"The next time your partner comes home, ignore his or her existence for 30 minutes, and then blurt out "That's it!" and drive the car onto the neighbor's lawn. "

Hah. That was a surprisingly fun read.
 
2012-07-29 01:03:28 AM  

wedun: From TFA:
Rule No. 5: Keep a dream diary.

Last night I had thier weird dream that you had to breathe from an oxygen tank because the atomosphere was lethal in inhaled. I had to find an oxygen tank, so I went to an oxygen vending machine and bought a can of oxygen. When I opened it, I could only take one breath before i had to throw it away. I thought: "Wait a minute, this is ridiculous" and woke up.


That IS ridiculous. I don't see how you could turn something as silly as needing "canned air" into the basis of a story.

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2012-07-29 11:15:10 AM  

Barakku: "The next time your partner comes home, ignore his or her existence for 30 minutes, and then blurt out "That's it!" and drive the car onto the neighbor's lawn. "

Hah. That was a surprisingly fun read.


Garrison Keillor sometimes talks about writing, and suggested something similar but less drastic: Pick a random day to lie to your family. Just lie. Come home as normal, maybe a few minutes late, give yourself a few minutes to collect your thoughts, then just tell a little fib about what happened on the way home. Then add or two more. Nothing too hard to believe, but make it interesting. Embellish a little. Oh, and don't plan any of it: just improvise as you go. Soon enough, you'll have a great story.
 
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