In Part One of this tale, Our Heroes learned of their Urgent Need for a Manifesto (lest their Web-Site license be revoked!), and traveled Bravely to the Manifesto Mines of Kazakhstan. Upon arrival, they found themselves Surrounded by angry Miners with Rifles!
Darlings! Now I can tell you what happened next!
Ethelie viciously shoved me out from the shelter of my precious zeppelin, toward the glowering miners. At first I assumed this was her vengeance for the time I caused her laudanum addiction to overcome her, and I cried out against her. “Stop shrieking,” she whispered, though I could barely hear . . . → Read More: On the Creation of the Manifesto, Part II
O my little Jelly Donuts!
Last week, we released our Manifesto, to great Acclaim. Our deepest Thanks to all who Read it and helped us Spread the Word. And if you have not yet read it, Fie! Read now!
We released it with a simple Click of a Button, a virtual Wave of the Hand, which made it look Effortless. So we Wished you to Believe: for we are the Fiction-Writing Directorate, and we are Experts. Yet the byword of this brave new Inter-Net is Authenticity. Vulnerability. And so we must share our Travails with you, in order that you may Learn . . . → Read More: On the Creation of the Manifesto, Part I
O my little Bunnies!
All good Web-Sites, we are told, must have a Manifesto, lest they risk losing their Internet License. Thus, we present Our Manifesto:
We are terribly Excited to present our Work to you. It will Inspire! Inform! Terrify! Elucidate! And Inspire some More!
I shall not Blather at you any Longer: you must go Read it Immediately, and Obey.
Update: If you Desire knowledge about the Creation of this Magnificent Manifesto, the following Web-Pages will be most Informative.
Part . . . → Read More: The Fiction-Writing Directorate Manifesto
Oh, dear. You have been procrastinating, haven’t you?
I am very, very disappointed.
You must realize we know when you aren’t writing. Every time you decide to watch “Lost” instead of writing, every time you sleep late instead of arising to devote yourself to your work, every time you decide to have lunch with a coworker instead of writing — every time you avoid your work, the Threat Board in the Directorate’s Command Center lights up.
The Board has been burning with the light of a thousand suns recently, and so Ethelie has charged me with sharing my best strategies for getting writers . . . → Read More: Use Synchronicity to End Writer’s Block
Darlings! I’m back from Majorca. It was absolutely divine, and I’m now rested, restored, reinvigorated, and ready for a new challenge.
Oh, yes, Ethelie was still a bit frowny when I got back, but luckily I had a plate of Boggins’s Ma’s Biscuits to give her as a peace offering, and we have now resolved our differences. After all, we’re both deeply committed to the Directorate’s goal of helping writers write — does it matter if that lofty goal is achieved via punishment or via delicious, delicious pie?
No, it does not!
Our April Challenge:
How scrumptious is it that just when I was . . . → Read More: I Dare You!