Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Sauce of Memes

Memes have to start somewhere, someone has to think "oh, what about..." and I had an idea for a meme a while back, so here it is:

When it comes to writing, what do you know you're good at, and what aspect of writing are you worst at? (Procrastination is not permitted as either part of the answer.)

So, me:

I am hugely surprised to discover that I write good dialogue. I didn't believe it to start with but lots of people have said so, including actors, so now I know it to be true. At least, good dialogue after a few drafts :-)

What puts me in complete terror are scenes without lots of physical action, I can do them but they scare the life out of me. I have action-dependency :-) and feel the non-action scenes I write are rubbish. Then I'll watch something like the BBC's Pride and Prejudice and wish I could write wonderful scenes like that.


I tag Lara, the Arnopp and Potdoll as a gentle opener. Over to you.

What's on the turntable? "Don't interrupt the sorrow" by Joni Mitchell from "The Hissing of Summer Lawns"

For the avoidance of doubt among the humour-impaired, I spelt the title that way deliberately.