Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Us

Well script all back on track again - after a tough thrash-it-out call. Makes me realise that 'writing logic' is something (I suspect) most writers carry in their head without even knowing it. The innate logic - of the how and why and where and what - of the story and characters - which sometimes seems to bypass others involved. So when a host of irrational and unsound 'solutions' are suddenly being put forward, logic can come in handy for rebuttal. Its not always about being stroppy for the sake of it - is it?

Anyway where were we - us?

There's not been a huge array of takers for the two new facebook groups I suggested - so I'll mention them here again. One will be 'drawing for writers' (as opposed to the brown paper one) and the other one more a fun group for daft ideas - to misquote another blogger - "a place to bitch, groan and despair" (ha!) for shelved bad ideas and such like, arising from this post ages ago - which spawned an array of blistering badger attacks across the blogosphere. Never mind. If interested leave a comment. Ta.

Which brings me nicely to the much quoted (Paul Newman RIP) steak and hamburger thing. My feeling is that, given the choice most women would rather not cook steak at all and prefer to go and eat it in a restaurant, cooked by someone else. Mind you I don't eat four legged myself - so what am I talking about?

My mind is a bit elsewhere today - flipping between dung beetles and beat sheets.

And colour. Of course.

Cheers.

9 comments:

Helen Smith said...

Times change. Maybe a dancing minotaur movie would fly nowadays? I'd certainly like to see it.

Andy Phillips said...

Yeah, Taurus Elliot. It's set during the minotaur's strike.

Far Away said...

Aww Helen, you make me laugh..

But who knows maybe the credit crunch will spark an upsurge in dancing minotaur movies...?


arf Andy. You
can be group admin then ;)

potdoll said...

Can you explain the drawing for writers group please.

Far Away said...

Yes Pot, I'm doing the blurb soon..

Basically it's a group for people who are interested in the crossover between writing and drawing - 'cause we all start off making marks and drawing before we learn to write..
so the journey from identification to meaning - 'taking a line for a walk' and the link to narrative journey etc

So it's for people who are interested in these parallels - drawing for inspiration, for unblocking or who just like to draw or look at drawings and write, whatever.

Plus also a group for those interested in the pictorial origins of writing..

not really about illustration or storyboarding though...

potdoll said...

ok. like the 'taking a line for a walk' idea.

As I understand it NING is a good place for groups. I have joined some facebook groups but they seem crap to me. With Ning you have a load more options, including getting an email when someone has posted or replied etc, which you don't get with facebook.

Far Away said...

Oh dear. I've set it up now and sent you a join thing.
Yes fb groups seem mainly informational - rather than about people joining in...
Hmm...

potdoll said...

oh well we could all decamp if we had to

Far Away said...

I did have a ning ID once but lost it...

Weird how you get a compulsion to do these things. Shakes a few (little) things up I suppose...