Saturday, February 24, 2018

Maybe I should try this


A tip o' the hat to John Cox for my morning smile.




Hey, if it worked for Snoopy . . . maybe us writers should take a hint!




Peter

10 comments:

Hllbillygirl G said...

*we ;)

Old NFO said...

That would assume that I could get Obi off the doghouse. :-)

Margaret Ball said...

I think I just need to clean up my writing space Shelve all those reference books. Shelve all those non-reference books. Remove used coffee cups. Et cetera.

Phssthpok said...

Man, I can't recall HOW many 'book reports' I loop-holed my way out of writing simply by reading non-fiction books!

It's kind of hard to describe characters, plots, conflicts, and resolutions when you just finished reading a book about tying flies!

;-)

lpdbw said...

"Worked for Snoopy" ended up with a re-write of Paul Clifford.

Not so sure that would be called a suceess.

Billll said...

And if you're still late with your product, your new environment will be IN the doghouse.

Judy said...

What Billll said.

Be careful with that logic. I would send my oldest one out to color on the porch (she wanted to stay in) when it was a clear day. About 10-15 minutes later her and the pup would be roaming the yard looking for adventure.

Uncle Lar said...

As I recall old Snoop started each and every one of his master works with the same first line: It was a dark and stormy night.

Tregonsee said...

Uncle Lar you are correct. Snoopy was cribbing from Bulwer Lytton, not the best choice of sources :-).

takirks said...

Yeah, but Bulwer-Lytton was a critical and commercial success, in his day. Quotes of his, aside from the famous "Dark and Stormy Night"?

Try: "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", which are all Bulwer-Lytton's coinings.

You go back and look at it, and the man was damn near as influential as Shakespeare, in his day. Certainly, he was on the level of a Steven King, or John Gresham.

Now, as to how well most of his work aged...? I've plodded through a fair chunk of it, and if you gave me a choice, I'd say James Fenimore Cooper might be more readable... And, far more entertaining.