Friday, September 18, 2009

"I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script"

An interview with the screenwriter of A History of Violence about reading work by amateur writers. It concerns screenwriting but it could just as easily apply to comics scripts or any kind of creative writing:

Monday, September 7, 2009

Writing Blog (Or Not)

I had planned to run my own writing blog but I think I'm going to declare it a dead project. It's been a while since I set it up and I clearly just haven't gotten around to doing it. I even have a site on Livejournal set up (so you can see how long it's been). I've not produced a lot of new stuff that I want to show off in such a place and anything I do write would probably be better served going elsewhere. But there were some things I had planned for it and I think that stuff would be just fine -- if not better -- posted here. If there's any reaction to it, I might post some other articles and resources for writers, since I know that's a main interest among my fellows who visit and post on this blog.

So this was going to the best second entry on my writing blog (the first being an introduction, which might still be up there but I don't even remember the name of the blog to go and look):
An interview with Elvis Costello on songwriting that I think has a lot of parts that are analogous to writing and creating in general:
(Thanks to Rick Cortes for sending it.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good news: 1 billion people qualified to write Captain America!

This paragraph kicks off Wizard # 216's coverage of "Captain America Reborn."
So, apparently being a military brat gives Brubaker "serious cred" to write Captain America.
This is like saying I'm qualified to continue Neil Gaiman's Sandman because I frequently have dreams.