Metafilter on writing June 24, 2010 6:33 PM   Subscribe

Learning how others write stories has been interesting. Hats off to all who contributed!
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Etiquette/Policy at 6:33 PM (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

For some reason, I totally slept on this when I saw it originally. Thanks for giving me a second chance.
posted by Joe Beese at 7:02 PM on June 24, 2010


Ya, I may have to check this jawn out.
posted by Mister_A at 7:38 PM on June 24, 2010


What the what?
posted by special-k at 8:27 PM on June 24, 2010


Oooh, awesome! Thank you.
posted by librarylis at 12:01 AM on June 25, 2010


Oh wow, I would've missed this. Thanks for highlighting it.
posted by spiderskull at 12:24 AM on June 25, 2010


Thanks, BB, this is good.
posted by bru at 5:36 AM on June 25, 2010


You don't know what "jawn" means? Clearly you were not a bike messenger in Philly in the '90s.
posted by Mister_A at 6:36 AM on June 25, 2010


in DC it's pronounced JUNX

and "you" is pronounced "Joe"

so i knew what you meant
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:49 AM on June 25, 2010


Potomac Avenue is good people.
posted by Mister_A at 7:08 AM on June 25, 2010


Wow, there is some great advice in that thread. Hopefully, I'll be able to use some of it to overcome the weird writers block issues I've been having... well, not so much writers block, as this thing where, no matter what I'm writing about, the story will create a situation where the main character will inevitably end up doing a speed-ball, killing a hooker and having to hide the body in the desert.

Every freakin' time.

And since I'm writing an illustrated children's book about a brave duckling, his turtle best friend, and their exciting adventures in the big pond, this is getting exceedingly awkward and difficult to work around.
posted by quin at 7:51 AM on June 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


There's also some good advice on writing in this thread.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:27 AM on June 25, 2010


My thanks to the participants as well - this is a fascinating read so far.
posted by odinsdream at 8:56 AM on June 25, 2010


Completely missed this the first time around. Thanks for the pointer, Brandon - I knew I spoused you for more than your good looks!
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:55 PM on June 25, 2010


"For some reason, I totally slept on this when I saw it originally."

Ooh, I hate it when I do that! I always wake up feeling soooo weird.
posted by Eideteker at 3:44 PM on June 25, 2010


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