Friday, February 13, 2009
Dear Victoria....Don't pine for me
I had intended to do a blog on the transition from the time one was not yet a writer-- and thinking vertically-- to the point where one is a journeyman writer who thinks horizontally. I was intrigued by the Walking Man, who, in his blog, seems to have made this transition. But there is a dangerous line between getting the "snap" of writing and plain minimalism. If you jump right into bare-bones minimalism too fast, something may have been lost. The trick, it seems is to cut out excess verbiage and get to the heart of the matter. But then reducing all your background semantic noise and rhetorical skills to plain bare bones minimalism, a kind of haiku, may be a false start.
But the fact is, Mark seems to have really progressed from thinking vertically ("Well, that's the way it really happened") to horizontally."It happened."
So I dasn't scotch his progress.
I had planned to comment on Mark's latest bare-bones approach to writing, but this takes some thought, and since I am severely hung over this morning, I am whimsical,a little silly and far from analytical as far as anybody'd writing is concerned.
So we'll just get silly and put up a picture of toothsome Victoria Beckam doctored by the lovely Pamela from Australia, who assures me Victoria has the hots for me. :)