Gathering Angels (Evading Dust)

For the last several years, I have written and/or created something / anything every day: a thought, a phrase, a poem, a passage. I especially like to jot down (on paper, or text my email) random things that seem to materialize out of the ether. … read/see ~more~

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The Internet And PowerPoint Are Bad For The Brain

“Lists of bullet points with visuals are seldom a viable substitute for descriptive prose. Along with PowerPoint, text messages, Tweets and rushed emails short attention spans are only growing shorter. But in world of increasing emotional complexity and economic hardship, the depth and power of well written prose are more essential than ever.” ~The Right Brain Studio
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Moreover, it got me to thinking: could excessive time on the computer, mobile phone – including accessing email, Twitter, Facebook, Myspace – IM, SMS, voicemail from anywhere and anytime via Satellite, WiFi, WiMax, and NthG data access – eventually cause OCD and/or ADHD? I thought it certainly could exacerbate the disease in mortals and perhaps antagonize the immortals. ~sarah nean bruce
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Happily Hammered by (some of) Elmore Leonard’s 10 Hardboiled Rules of Writing

I have been writing and rewriting screenplays for so long now and I have not only had my characters kicking, screaming, asseverating and contemplating in the parenthetical line below the character name, but allowed them to “admonish gravely” in the action line. It was a way for me, the writer, to live vicariously as a director and indicate the tone of the scene to the reader, the actor, and even the director. But in a 50,000-80,000 word novel it can become daunting to be so creative and original. I realize now I spent countless extra hours on my novel breaking these two rules. … ~read/see more~

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Write, Read, Rinse, Repeat

“Writing is – definitely – my cocktail of choice.
when i write and read, and re-write and re-read, it is intoxicating.
the act of writing, to me, is imbibing the spirits
the act of reading what i wrote, gives me the buzz.
so i write/drink more and then read/buzz more…
this cleanses my mind, my spirit.
i don’t mind that writing is addicting.
i am addicted to reading (my works and others), too.” ~ sarah nean bruce
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