NTB/LNH: Classic LNH Adventures #234: JONG #69 'An Elsewhirl!'
arspitzer2 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 15:01:06 PST 2022
On Monday, February 28, 2022 at 11:04:36 AM UTC-7, Jeanne Morningstar wrote:
> On 2/27/22 3:12 PM, Arthur Spitzer wrote:
> > Part of why I never bothered to write it was because I wanted to make it
> > the greatest thing ever (which is also why I couldn't finish the
> > original Jong #6 that I had plotted way back in '96). There for the
> > only way I could ever possibly write this would be instead to try and
> > make this the worst issue of Jong ever. And that's what I did.
> > So this isn't the greatest thing I ever wrote, but it's not the worst
> > thing either. I kind of wish this was a lot better, but it is what it is.
> Lol, I know that one. I think a lot of us do. I know the old saying
> about how to get good writing you have to just write, but it's still
> hard to remember sometimes.
Yeah, I think back in the 90s (which is when I first thought about making
JONG #69) my writing mode was kind of think of a good first sentence and
then think of a good second sentence and keep doing that till you reach the
end of your story, which often led to 'I can't think of a good first sentence -- guess I'll
give up!' Now days my method is usually write something anything even if
it seems bad and maybe when it's done perhaps I can polish it up a bit
(or just leave it on my laptop and forget about it)...
Arthur "Writing.." Spitzer
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