Boucher Con: On Writing Process

October 26, 2009 at 12:03 pm (Book World, Writing Life) (, , )

  • I consciously choose to be lazy.  Copying speeds the process.  — Ken Isaacson
  • Writers who seek to be published lack ambition. — Harlen Coben
  • I don’t buy the “write what you know.” How many people have actually murdered someone? — Twist Phelan
  • Start with “What if” then decide what character is least suited to solve the problem.  — Twist Phelan
  • Know when to be vague.  — John Maddox Roberts
  • I’m of the “hum a few bars and fake” school.  Harlen Coben

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Boucher Con: On Mysteries

October 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm (Book World, Life Long Learning, Writing Life) (, , )

  • First person is really a perception problem.  — Hank Phillipi Ryan
  • Dude, I’m making this up. — Harlen Coben
  • I write the books I want to read.  — Gary Phillips

There were so many snippets of wisdom to glean from the greatness of BoucherCon.  More to follow!

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Wedding Tips

August 24, 2009 at 6:52 pm (To Do) ()

  1. Half the people won’t get the joke
  2. Practice with the microphone before giving your speech
  3. Tell enough jokes so everyone understand at least one
  4. Make the kissing game interesting or glasses will be clinking all night
  5. As long as the ceremony takes place, any other tragedy is only a would-be tragedy

Congratulations to Sharleen and Derek!  The wedding was beautiful, the reception fabulous.  May the rest of your life together match.

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