Friday, February 15, 2008

Critique of My Own Writing

I'm used to rambling off something quick and witty--usually with a picture that I've doctored with Photoshop. So, when I decided to actually WRITE something on Valentines Day, it made me realize two things:

1. I need a lot of work when it comes to writing prose--especially a short story. My plan is to take this rough draft and turn it into something good with the help of my best friend who is also familiar with the story, which brings me to my second point.

2. My wife is a great writer. Just go over there and read some of the short stories or scenes that she's created and you will see what I mean. She has a natural talent for it, but she's also worked very hard at it. I'm very serious about this. She has studied it. She critiques the work of other writers (sometimes she gets paid for it).

Why bother with this post, you may ask? My reason is, once again, twofold.

1. To put some sort of warning or excuse out there. If you noticed the fact that at one point I switch to first person in the story and thought, "this guy couldn't write his way out of a box," I totally understand.

2. To move that actual blog entry further down the page so that it's less likely to be seen.

2 comments:

Sniz said...

Thank you for this, Rog. What you said about me means a lot. I even wrote about this on my writing blog. The last line about how you want to put that post further down made me laugh outloud. Izzi begged me to tell her why I was laughing, so I read this post to her and she said, "Oh, OK, I still don't get it."

Sniz said...

Oh, also, I gave you an award. Come over to my site and get it. And I expect you to put it on your sidebar because it is perfect for you.