Today, I changed my header image.
It’s a Brocken Sphere captured in the hills of Glamorgan, Wales. The area where my maternal ancestors were born, and in which some of my Novel-in-Progress is set. Gorgeous is it not? I downloaded it from this site:
Check it out 🙂
Yesterday exhausted me beyond measure; I’m still feeling the after-effects, today. Don’t ask.
It’s 6.55 hours. I’m going to have an early night. If Chuck Wendig gives me permission, I’ll place a link to his site, so you can read one of his blog posts.
In the meantime, if any of my writery followers happen to see this post, here’s a link to one of Chuck’s awesome books on writing: Damn Fine Story.
So interesting! See link below my response to read an article written by Simon Horrocks, who creates awesome movies using a digital phone. He’s in good company.
I know money is a factor in any enterprise, but I’ve always felt the stratospheric realms of the so-called A-listers in the film industry hold to the assumption ‘the more money we chuck at it, the more people will buy the idea this is a blockbuster (and we’ll make a ton of gold).’ So we get all the crashing bells, diamond-studded whistles, and yummy faces and forms to distract us from the fact there is no attempt to tell us a story that will either resonate or truly entertain us.
When money is tight – whether deliberately (Soderbergh) or actually (the rest of us) – the writing has to be good, the story has to be sound; the plot and structure have to be solid – then the performances (the vision of the writer/creator still intact!) together with a small band of trusty allies, and this modern-ish idea of using the iPhone are free to come into their own to give us a memorable, entertaining human narrative that stays with us longer than (many current) “A list” films.
Onward, Simon and your band of heroes! 🙂
Yep, you didn’t hear from me yesterday – and maybe the day before?
Yesterday was a day when the house called for some attention and refused to let me go until my entire cache of stamina was empty. It left me, if I haven’t made it clear, completely cream-crackered.
Exciting news today: I started a Holly Lisle class. It’s called How to Write A Novel. Love it already.
This class – and many others, depending on what you need – can be found here:
This class will take me from first idea to final page of this (fourth attempt?) to write a first draft of my novel, Becoming. Cross your imaginary fingers, MIF, and wish me luck.
If I’m still here, I shall try to swing by with my progress for Lesson 01.
Love and kisses