Thursday, July 30, 2009

things in space, etc.

I think at least 10 campers are working on sci-fi/fantasy novels during the summer here, and many of them ask for feedback from me. After a lot of time spent reading about intergalactic colonial wars, sexual abuse between orcs and fairies, and bumbling-yet-valuable sages who dress in silver lycra, it's fun to look at my notepad to see comments like "Clarify what Crystalline Wormhole Engines do" and "Is Terrentiarius a planetary god or just a spaceship commander?" and "It's unclear why the goblins were banished to live in Amsterdam" and "Explain more about how the activated galactic plasma gel converts manure into carbon."

Friday, July 24, 2009

things you should probably know about

The new jubilat.

The new notnostrums.

The new Octopus.

My gleaming childhood.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

collaboration with camper

Massachusetts wants Anne to stop moving from scenes in slow motion.

Why can’t people be mature when they run into walls?

Love makes couples tiny.

Funny that lions never yell.

Funnier that hands always try to break other hands.

Liars can’t get answers from the honest places that sting.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

love ate the red wheelbarrow

Greetings from summer camp, where the most popular writing workshops are Poetry and Create-Your-Own Serial Killer.