Sunshine & Chocolate & Everything Writing

Writing as if I have something to say.

Don’t mind me!

Posted by Line Larsen on October 22, 2008

Don’t mind me, I am just eavesdropping. I am just listening in, while you talk to your friend or lover or ex-husband. I just want to watch you while you pick your child up, try to pay attention to the way your hair moves and the look on your face. Do you mind? Let me see how you walk. Maybe you have a special style of moving your feet, unknown to me to this day. Maybe you have a smile worth a thousand words. I need to record it!

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Limitations of personality

Posted by Line Larsen on October 21, 2008

I wonder if I have the potential to write just about anything. Could I compose the most tear-inducing romance novel if I just applied myself and practiced every day? Can I write horror? Or beautiful poetry? Or a great American novel?

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Arguing with the nihilists

Posted by Line Larsen on October 20, 2008

The nihilists in this little rant are my bunch of reject characters from my first and only novel, failed as it was. They have started arguing with me.

See, I had a plan. I was going to strip the novel to the bone and turn it into a short story instead, then build on my half finished short story collection. I do tend to think in short terms, thus it ought to fit me well. I was quite happy with this arrangement, ready to dive back in and be the best I can be or whatever. However, they wanted it differently. They are adding to the story in my head, not subtracting. Such rebels! Whenever I take away, they pile on top twice as much.

It looks I am back to attempting to make it into a half-decent novel, whether I want to or not.

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Everyone is a writer…

Posted by Line Larsen on October 16, 2008

Someone said this to me, not too long ago. “Everyone is a writer.” They probably meant to sarcastically point out how many people call themselves writers, without having any obvious talent for it or some sort of education to prove it.

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Are you a plunger or a planner?

Posted by Line Larsen on October 15, 2008

There are two main categories of writers: Plungers and planners. Perhaps you can extend these brands to other aspects of life as well, but I shall choose not to for now.

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