Friday, May 27, 2011

The Write Way: Wordsense

(For the introduction, click here. For your reading pleasure, feel free to check out Wisdom and Wit and Weird and Wyrd.)

Well, here comes the end of it all. In my last two rantings on the subject, I expounded on the multitudinous virtues of knowing what to say, knowing how to say it well, being just off-the-wall enough to be interesting, and having boatloads of dumb luck. They are all, in some way, necessary--some more so than others, depending on the task.

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Write Way: Weird and Wyrd

(For the Introduction, check here. For the second piece, read this.)

In my last musing on the subject, I waxed eloquent--or cheese-ball, depending on your taste--about the virtues of Wit and Wisdom, two traits that you'll find in most successful writers. However, I should make note: those are two traits that can be found in many people who aren't writers. They are, in a way, equal opportunity qualities.

These next two are not quite so common--the second one especially. Though they can appear in many people who don't write, they're a prerequisite for successful writers. And nowhere else are they most evident.

So. Let's begin.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Write Way: Wisdom and Wit

(For the Introduction to this post, check here.)

There's only one real reason to write. Popular theory is that writing exists so that imaginative introverts can become famous millionaires, and this is false (though it does sometimes occur, mostly by accident). The slightly more subconscious thinking is that writing is for getting your thoughts out, and this is much closer to the truth. In plain, then: the written word is for people who have something to say.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The Write Way: An Introduction

(Yes, the title is a shamefully pitiful pun. Get over it.)

Lately, I've been thinking often and hard about exactly how writers operate.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Now Listen Here.

It has come to my attention through means unidentifiable [that is to say, a comp-sci student] that in order to become awesome and rule the world through the deep insights and life-changing thoughts I put on my blog, I need to update more regularly (or at least update more than once in five months, as was my former custom) so that Google will acknowledge my existence.

So, then, let this blog post stand in testament:

To you, dear reader, I pledge the following: That I, Chandler, shall undertake to update this blog at least once a week, so that in future you may partake of the joy of my insights and my Awesome Quotient in small doses on regular occasion. In return, let any future donations to the Chandler Needs Money for Food and College Fund be accepted immediately and without question. (We are still waiting on the first donation to the CNMFCF. Be the first of your friends to like us on Facebook!) (The CNMFCF does not exist on Facebook.)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Guest Posting! And...Stuff!

Greetings, readers, watchers, listeners, and those who don't pay any attention to anything anyway!

This post is to inform you that I have just guest-blogged for a quite entertaining site known as What's Wrong With.... As such, I am now shamelessly promoting it, because frankly that is what writers do.

Anyway, my post is here. Read it! It's vitriolic!