clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fruit Salad

At left is the type of photo made famous by the high speed photography of Dr. Harold Edgerton. [ this photo actually by Markus Kempf and Frank Bastian] I was fortunate enough to hear this great man speak.

In the midst of it all, sometimes applesauce is the best thing we can make.

I'm working under the direction of Mr. K. Vonnegut. Specifically, rule #4.

Every sentence must do one of two things: reveal character or advance action.

All those lovely sentences into the void. It's bloody hard to hide from the story using these rules. I might as well be naked. That's Tart's shtick over on the sidebar. I'm not really a naked guy. Too cold here to be naked.

Only 70 more days of frost! Yeaaaa.


Susan Flett Swiderski said...

It all depends on what kind of writer you want to be. Writing nothing but the bare bones works great for some writers, but literature would sorely miss some of the more description delicious passages from literary fiction, too. Don't forget: Hemingway and Faulkner both have their fans and detractors.

jack welling said...

Oh, so true. I'm in the rught and first draft routine here for another week. Thus the wisdom of Mr. V.

After bones, we'll paint some flesh. Maybe some blood, too. Tow of the stories are about families. Definitely blood there.

jack welling said...

The above mangled on a full side keyboard in good lighting using proper posture. "Evolved" my ass. I'm hiring a chimp as a typist.