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Nutmeg, accidental miracles, and the stories not taken

insomniac_tales says:
I'd like to read about your writing process. I get to read a lot of the finished products, but I'd like to know what goes into creating them (the strange little details: do you research or do you use things you already know about?). When do you usually write? Pen and paper or keyboard (or both)? And any other little thing you can think of that relates to you and writing.

That might be the single most direct invitation to be pretentious I've ever read. :) Here is five thousand words describing, in excruciating detail, everything that went through my head while writing a thousand-word story.
You don't want to read about my writing process in tortuous lengthCollapse )
Skip that long mess, and vote in this poll:

Poll #1184202 And now for something completely different!

Do you agree with the author of this article (you don't have to read the article, just the title: American Kids, Dumber than Dirt) that the people who are currently in primary education are stupider or less useful than the generation of which you are a member? (If you're not American, answer for your own country)

Yes
8(20.5%)
No
11(28.2%)
I don't have enough information.
16(41.0%)
I have some other answer which I will put in the comments if I know what's good for me.
4(10.3%)

If you want to see everyone else's answers, you will hafta scroll down a lot.

PS SPONDEE!

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New Friend

I loved your half-circle word art post, so I browsed your LJ, and found another awesome post very quickly. So I've added you to my Friends list. Clearly you are intelligent and interesting, and I want more.

You're welcome to drop by my blog sometime. You already know I do poetry and recipes; other popular topics include science, magic, speculative fiction, environmental issues, gardening, crafts, and assorted whimsies.

Re: New Friend

Those sound like excellent topics! I'm afraid I don't post very often, mostly because depression is eating my head and I can't think of anything to say, so I won't be offended if you unfriend me. But your journal sounds excellent.

PS I worked on imaging the sestina some over the weekend, but I'm not happy with it yet. :)

Re: New Friend

>> I'm afraid I don't post very often, mostly because depression is eating my head and I can't think of anything to say, so I won't be offended if you unfriend me. <<

I have other friends who are depressed too. Sometimes they find LJ helpful for tracking moods or just connecting with other people in a safe environment. They often find it hard to post regularly, though. I made this post of tips for people who want to blog but are low on time or energy:
http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/379595.html

>>I worked on imaging the sestina some over the weekend, but I'm not happy with it yet.<<

Well, I'm glad you're finding my contributions useful. I look forward to seeing the results whenever you feel ready to share them!

Dear Corvi,

I love your mind.

Me

(Anonymous)
NATO takes over command of military operations in Libya

[b]NATO is taking over command of military operations in Libya from coalition forces, world media reported Sunday.[/b]

The UN Security Council imposed the no-fly zone over Libya on March 17, along with ordering "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

The 28 NATO ambassadors met on Sunday to decide on further military plans in Libya.

The United States transfers command for a no-fly zone over Libya to NATO, while coalition forces will continue to protect civilian population from attacks by Gaddafi forces.

The military operation in Libya, codenamed Odyssey Dawn, has been conducted so far jointly by 13 states, including the United States, Britain and France.

NATO members decided on Thursday to assume responsibility for the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya, but could not agree on taking full command of all military operations in the country.

Meanwhile, leaders of the 27 European Union states on Thursday issued a statement saying the EU stood ready to assist in building a new Libya "in cooperation with the United Nations, the Arab League, the African Union and others."

MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti)

http://en.rian.ru/world/20110327/163235937.html

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