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by unwieldy
November 2nd, 2010, 2:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Famous planners and famous pantsers
Replies: 13
Views: 4026

Re: Famous planners and famous pantsers

He mentions some of his process in this interview . Supposedly he doesn't outline at all. He quickly hammers out a first draft then retypes it several times with revisions until it's ready. I chuckled. First Bradbury says no one should tell writers how to write, then he imperatively says writers sh...
by unwieldy
November 2nd, 2010, 12:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Famous planners and famous pantsers
Replies: 13
Views: 4026

Re: Famous planners and famous pantsers

Ray Bradbury numbers his rejections into the high four digit thousands. As far as I know, he has yet to share the methods of his process. He mentions some of his process in this interview . Supposedly he doesn't outline at all. He quickly hammers out a first draft then retypes it several times with...
by unwieldy
October 29th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Screen Names
Replies: 28
Views: 7244

Re: Screen Names

I'm awkward and difficult to carry.
by unwieldy
September 30th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 15009

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

kristycolley wrote:Casimir Pulaski Day by Sufjan Stevens
I absolutely love this song. Thanks for mentioning it!

I thought of another one. A Well Respected Man by The Kinks.

by unwieldy
September 28th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's your favorite song that tells a story?
Replies: 58
Views: 15009

Re: What's your favorite song that tells a story?

I absolutely loved these. Mariner's Revenge was hilarious. It sort of reminded me of an Irish drinking song.

My favorite story song is Fred Jones Part 2 by Ben Folds.

by unwieldy
September 28th, 2010, 3:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Name that children's Christmas book!
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: Name that children's Christmas book!

Is it A Gift from the Lonely Doll? I think my mother used to have several of these books. The style looks familiar anyway.

Part of this particular story is up on Google Books.
by unwieldy
September 25th, 2010, 1:08 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Screenplays
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Favorite Screenplays

Nathan Bransford wrote:Rushmore
I love that movie. The Royal Tenenbaums is also excellent. Wes Anderson has amazing vision. Casting Bill Murray every time doesn't hurt, either.
by unwieldy
September 22nd, 2010, 11:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Favorite quotes about writing
Replies: 62
Views: 9147

Re: Favorite quotes about writing

Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

- Samuel Johnson
by unwieldy
September 22nd, 2010, 2:09 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Screenplays
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Favorite Screenplays

What a fun subject. It's probably cliche to say it, but Citizen Kane was a great screenplay. Orson Welles co-wrote the screenplay as well as being the star actor. But lauding that film is a lot like saying Ulysses is the best novel of all time. Most people don't really enjoy it that much. It's not v...
by unwieldy
September 21st, 2010, 5:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

unwieldy, I'm assuming you've read Cloud Atlas ? If not, it's Mitchell's best work (in my opinion) and the culmination of his experiments from Ghostwritten and number9dream . I've not read Cloud Atlas , but it is on my "to read" list. If number9dream doesn't amaze me, I may still try it out based o...
by unwieldy
September 21st, 2010, 3:25 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 146800

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm reading number9dream by David Mitchell right now. I really want to read The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet but my library doesn't have it, and I refuse to be "that guy" reading it at the book store.
by unwieldy
September 21st, 2010, 3:13 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Jonathan Franzen
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

Re: Jonathan Franzen

The irony here is that JF became famous or infamous for dissing Oprah's selections for her book club as "middle-brow." This apparently offended her to the point of disbanding the book club. He kind of apologized later, but I wonder if some intuition told him he was headed for a magazine cover. Appa...