May 7th, 2008

copper

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.
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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!