Saturday, 4 July 2009

Scraping the bottom of the celeb barrel..

I think some people may appreciate this link in Holy Moly this week:

Alain de Botton yet again attacks bloggers who review his work

Check out the venom at the bottom of the post (thank you HM for highlighting that particular section).

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Writing Creatively?

I know there are some people who read this that would kick my arse up and down the street for admitting the following.

Last night I went to a Creative Writing class. I know, I know, can you really teach someone Creative Writing? I had always answered no but last night my mind was changed somewhat. This class, I hope, will give me a good boot up the backside and get me writing again. Previously, I had always looked upon writing as a past-time, something I hoped would turn into a career.

I didn't realise you could treat it as a 'proper' job. The tutor handed out some quotes to 'inspire' us and I'm afraid to admit that the following struck a cord with me:

"I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning."
Peter De Vries

The course runs for five weeks. Let's see how I get on.