The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

They never mentioned the aluminum cans in writing class …

After Twenty Years

You'll never understand the workings of interest rates, but over time— notice how you don't have kids with which to bother, or a spouse, seeing as you've been slightly focused on your work—your savings will grow and grow and grow. You'll get more book deals, and a chance to leave the trailer in order to speak to people at colleges. They'll pay you more money than the magazines, somehow. And you'll speak at writers' conferences, even though you never even attended one over the years.

You never attended because A) they cost way too much money; and B) you wrote over that time instead of talked about writing.

Via Hacker News, HOW TO WRITE STORIES … and lose weight, clean up the environment, and make a million dollars.

It sounds like good advice, and it's certainly a shorter read than Stephen King's On Writing.

I just didn't realize writing involved picking up so many aluminum cans.

I'll have to ask my friend Hoade about that …

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