Tuesday, June 06, 2006


I see it's been a week since my last post. Must be time for the "writing about writing" post. I have written in the following formats:
  • Songs. I'm not particularly good at songwriting. Something pretty much has to happen to me in order for me to write about it, so there's a limiting factor right there. Not a whole lot really songworthy happens to me. (Especially as you get older - man, no one wants to hear songs about the middle of life). And, I stink at metaphor. Thus, my songs are more or less a direct recital of some event.
  • Marketing pieces. Well, these are just sort of painful.
I've been reading Analog, which is one of the last remaining pulp-science-fiction magazines, and while the writing is somewhat wince-inducing, it perfectly matches my remaining attention span. I might have to give that a try, although my ear for dialog is awful. But the format and content seem like something that would be amenable to giving it a try.

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