Thursday, July 30, 2009

Random Musical Magic 55

The refrain from "Major Tom"
The guitar solo from the album track of "My Sharona"
The insane time signature of "The Crunge"
The first time I heard the flute part in "Hocus Pocus"
The opening drums to "Ballroom Blitz"
The fact that John Lennon doesn't actually ask you to DO anything in "Imagine"
Good stuff.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Novel 55

If I keep to the schedule I made last week, I'll finish my current novel in just over one month. Do you want to know my secret for writing novels? It's not really too deep. Start writing. Keep writing. Write almost every day. Outline thoroughly. When something in your novel bores you, change it.



Thursday, July 2, 2009

Belief Alone 55

He believed in love so powerful it needed no touch -- love that could abide across any distance and against all temptations.

She believed in love so vast it could sweep away all worry, all despair, all pain, everything.

If only one of them had spoken up during Witterston's Shakespeare class, then they might have met.