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Thursday, January 19, 2006
People on the outside think there's something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn't like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that's all there is to it. -- Harlan Ellison
Chick lit may be a fluff read -- well maybe not to Candace Bushnell -- but it's still work to write the fluff. All writing is work. Think it isn't? Remember those essays you had to write in school? Try writing something more than an IM or a grocery list. Try blogging.Try transferring your Great Idea into a hard copy with no mistakes: no misspellings, no punctuation errors, no grammar missteps. It just might drive you crazy. This wasn't quite what Bushnell was referring to; I just wanted to add my 2 cents' worth :~)
SEXY BUT SERIOUS
CANDACE Bushnell can't be blamed for the explosion of empty-headed "chick lit" books flooding the stores - just ask her. "I see myself as a serious novelist and I always have."
Dlisted thinks otherwise: Bitch is Delusional! Ok, if she's a serious literary talent than Danielle Steels needs to win a Pulitzer!
While I'm on the subject ... Talk about ripping a book to shreds!
8 Mizz Hillary gets uppity
8 McCain Gaining More Steam among Conservatives (?!?)
8 SOPRANOS DEFINITELY ENDING ITS RUN
Which is more disgusting:
Paris Hilton peeing in a taxi or Ted Kennedy doing it with anyone?