Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roberson's Report, Feb 3: 0 words


Yesterday was a big ole goose-egg, fiction wise. I wrote loads of nonfiction, and did a whole mess of outlining for the next story, but didn't turn my hand to writing fiction in the slightest.

Apropos of nothing, I wish I'd had this essay on "Comics Grammar & Tradition" in front of me when I was writing Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love. I've been reading comics my whole life, and there were still quite a few lettering "rules" I'd never really noticed before.

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  1. Your non-fiction words should count, shouldn't they?

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  2. Sorry it was a no go on the fiction front, but thanks for the link to "Comics Grammar & Tradition", you have given me fuel to fight my ongoing battle with my co-writer that double dashes are the right way to go! (although I think I am the only one aware we are fighting about it)

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  3. Should non-fiction count? I can tally it up, if so. What does everyone think?

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  4. And you're very welcome, Christian!

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  5. In the interest of fairness, I think writing is writing, so I'm going to go ahead and make a call and say that they count.

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  7. I would say yes, but only if it's nonfiction writing for publication. Shopping lists and journal entries and other such stuff can't count.

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  8. The bulk of it was interviews and the like, but I think to keep things simple I'm going to stick with just tallying fiction.

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  9. Ohhhhh, my apologies. I thought you were writing a non-fiction book, not just answering interviews. Sorry about that!

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