unbelievable2: (20th anniversary)
I caught the end of the BBCs "Chain Reaction" on the radio in the car earlier today. It was a discussion between Adam Buxton and Graham Linehan. Very funny, and very, very interesting about the process of creating, working in a partnership (or not, and what happens when the spark isn't there anymore), how to get motivated, the horror of first drafts, the ego as writer and how to get beyond that stage. I shall be listening again, and others may also find it thought-provoking. :))

Linky is here:
unbelievable2: (TS always)
I was tickled to see an interview with Bernard Cornwell in next week's Radio Times here in the UK. I'm not a fan of his books, TBH. I see from the same article, the late Patrick O'Brian (*bows down in awe*) said Cornwell's books were "all plot and no lfestyle". I think that sort of sums up my feelings. Oh, and his characters don't pull me in (without the benefit of TV adaptations...)

Anyway, Cornwell give us a little clue in this article about how to write a bestseller - success is a formula:

"Kick off with a battle -  gets the book off to a nice, fast start. Lots of dead Frenchies. Introduce the plot, right? Plot begins to sag? Wheel on 40,000 Frenchies and start slaughtering them. Keep it moving. More plot. Finish with a set-piece battle that ties up all the plot ends and kills off the four villains. Works every time."

He doesn't believe in writer's block, BTW. It's "nature's way of telling you you shouldn't be a writer." Yes, well, thanks for that, Bernard. It depends what you call writing, I suppose.... ;)
unbelievable2: (TS always)
Morrissey's new book is out.Much as I love the man's lyrics, he should stay away from writing novels. But his stye of prose might be oddly familiar for those who've been exposed to the very depths of slashfic excess. Here for example, is a sex scene:

“Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and pulled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.”

I had to LOL, really I did. :)

The full review is here:



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