Saturday, January 28, 2006

Vote for the next blog topic

OK, I'm in the homestretch of finishing Bad Company, and the writing-related blog topics are piling up in my brain. I don't have time to write them today, but the book should be finished within a week or two (she says with deep relief and even deeper sadness), at which point I'll be better about blogging.

Here are five topics I've been mulling over lately, listed in no particular order. Let me know which one(s) you'd like to hear me attitudinize about:
  1. Funny, not fluffy: making comedy readers laugh with characters, not caricatures
  2. Sacrifices of the writing life: the 70 hour/week job that pays almost nothing
  3. Entertainment vs. art: writing for an audience vs. writing for oneself
  4. "Alpha male" heroes: gods on earth or insecure megalomaniacs?
  5. Sex scenes: how much is too much?
Either insert your preference into a comment, or e-mail me via the contact form. I'd love to hear from you: blogs are all about making the internet more interactive, after all. Let's all sashay deeper into the blissful realms of Web 2.0, shall we?

Plus, I'm too tired to make my own decisions.


I vote for "Sacrifices of the writing life" since I am thinking about sacrificing a writer.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 1/28/2006 1:42 PM

I like the first option best. But what about plush?

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 1/28/2006 4:21 PM

Christian, any specific writer in mind?


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 1/28/2006 10:10 PM

I vote for the alpha males. I personally like to see men who are a little too full of themselves get their comeuppance.:-)

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 1/29/2006 12:59 AM

Cecilia, did you have a vote? Voting's open until at least next week, by the way.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 1/29/2006 12:36 PM

Oh, yes, I vote for alpha males. Thy're intriguing in a watching-a-car-wreck kinda way.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 1/30/2006 9:28 AM

I want to hear about #5- this must be a tough decision to make.

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 1/30/2006 11:41 AM

Especially if you’re dealing with the sex lives of shrimp. It’s so easy to slip into unabashed prawnography.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 1/30/2006 3:08 PM

Rob, you've been saving that joke for awhile, haven't you? Or is it that the word shrimp immediately makes you think of sex? I wonder why....

Anyway, I'm with Sharon on this. Let's hear about the sex!

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 1/31/2006 10:53 AM

Andrew, I think it's great that you're with Sharon on sex. And Rob, if you're into that sort of thing, I'm sure there are plenty of websites that can make you a happy man.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 1/31/2006 11:18 AM

No underlying motives; I simply associate seafood with all that is good. "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing with crabs" is my motto. or it would be, if it didn't sound so damn wrong.

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 1/31/2006 4:36 PM

Dude... I mean... Dude....

Posted by: Blogger Andrew at 2/02/2006 8:48 PM

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