Monday, November 13, 2006

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November 15: I Love to Write Day
People of all ages are encouraged to write something: a poem, a short story, an essay, a letter to the editor, start a novel, finish a novel . . . the possibilities are endless. It’s an opportunity for people of all ages to become better writers, to discover for the first time how important it can be to put your thoughts and feelings on paper. Learning how to write well is something that everyone needs.

Hemingway once wrote a story in just six words- "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." -and is said to have called it his best work. So, Wired magazine asked sci-fi, fantasy, and horror writers from the realms of books, TV, movies, and games to take a shot themselves. Check out their literary creations, write one yourself, or . . . Just what is NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.


Perhaps, visit Burbank Public Library and check out A Fine Madness: A Sixties vintage madman-against-a-mad-society comedy with Sean Connery as an appealing rowdy, rebellious poet with a chip on his shoulder and an eye for the ladies. His creative block, hyperactive libido and belligerent binges threaten to bring about his undoing. Rhoda, a waitress stands by him through all his troubles. Samson is pursued by subpoena servers and various women while trying to evade psychiatrists, a lobotomy, and find the inspiration to finish his big poem.

Don't tell me the moon is shining;
show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Anton Chekhov

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