“Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes
For six years during my twenties, I worked as one of the principal ghostwriters for a mass-market series for teenaged girls called Sweet Valley High. Years later, I’m still trying to make sense of what these books meant to me—why I wrote so many of them, and why (eventually) I stopped…
I remember reading those books. Great essay on writing, and ghostwriting.
In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind. It’s an aggressive, even a hostile act…
Yep – and to get your point across in as long a form as you want, be it a 240 character tweet, a five page blog post, or a 400 page novel.
Each week, a new author will serve as your Camp Counselor, answering your writing questions. Marivi Soliven, our second counselor, has taught writing workshops at the University of California, San Diego and at the University of the Philippines. Her most recent novel, The Mango Bride,…
Sounds like good advice!
Brilliant, Brilliant essay. Be sure to read the whole thing. Food for thought, and hope for young people.
From Facebook this time. This is for all my Social Networked friends. For all of us who write to express ourselves and for all of you whom I read and appreciate!