Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Writer's Hole

Dear Readers,

You probably figured I couldn't stay away for long. You were right. But I want to create a whole new concept for the blog.

I want to call it "The Writer's Hole." Like that little hole you want to crawl into when you're feeling discouraged and hate the manuscript you were in raptures over just last week. I need a cute header... a Winnie-the-Pooh-like illustration of a little door in a tree trunk - that kind of thing.

I've always secretly wanted to live inside a tree trunk.

Anyway, the new blog is going to be not mine, but OURS. Anyone who wants to post something can do so. Just email it to me and I'll put it up. But I don't have time to add photos or edit the text, so just be sure it's edited beforehand, and appropriate. No profanity (you can use @#$#@! if you want), nothing offensive. And focused on writing fiction.

I also welcome short passages for which you want feedback. I'll post some of mine, too.  But it may take me a little while to put things up depending on how busy I am.  I want this to be a way we can encourage each other, but I also want to be a good steward of my time.

Please post comments with ideas/questions! I look forward to hearing from you.



Michelle Gregory said...

hmm... a place to grumble about my mansuscript. i might be here a lot. nice to see you back.

Douglas G Clarke said...

I've always wanted to live in a hobbit hole.

Christine H said...

You and me both, Douglas! Have you seen this?

Douglas G Clarke said...

No I hadn't, thank you.

I once read an article about how to build a hobbit hole using concrete storm drain pipes. You know the 12 to 15 foot diameter ones.

You put a false floor in, under which you can run the pipes and wires. You put wood paneling on the walls, and then texture the celling. Then you use the "junction" boxes as rooms between these hallways.

Very strong and less expensive than trying to make square rooms that would hold up the earth above them.