Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Inside a Writers Brain

Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. ~E.L. Doctorow

I went to see X-Men: 3 yesterday. A good movie, but it felt a little rushed... was that just me? Keeping in mind that I've never, ever read the comic book, I enjoyed this. Wished Scott was in it more (I missed watching Scott and Logan together), and thought "Phoenix" had a really boring part. Mostly she just stood there.

I sat through the credits (which was murder... I really needed to go potty!) because I knew "something" was supposed to happen after them. It did, but that's not the point of this paragraph. The point is, when words are in front of my face, I have a need to read them, so spent the entire five minutes (had I known it was going to take that long, I'd've run to the bathroom... but I digress) reading the names in the credits.

There were some GREAT names! I wish I'd had a notepad with me to jot them down. I kept thinking about what kind of character would have that kind of name. Lots of hyphens, many cool nicknames (Jimmy "The Claw" types) and all kinds of long, nearly unpronounceable ones.

I wonder if we're ever totally able to shut down the writer inside? Does it take some of the joy of simply "living" when you're a writer? Everything, everyone has a story and I can't help but think about that wherever I am or whatever I'm doing. Maybe it doesn't take away... maybe it makes life richer. Kind of like living in wonderland.

Have a great day! It's raining here... what a shocker (she said sarcastically).

1 comment:

Ceri said...

I'm always looking for a story in everything. I generally don't stay for credits, but maybe I should.

Rain, hard to believe that we're still dealing with it. Its just not funny.

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