HOW TO BE A WRITER – a cautionary tale

This is not my own original work. I found it on the net, on Facebook (blush, blush!) I don’t even know whose work this is – it was uncredited there too.

But since my play Snow on Mars is running in Sydney at the moment, with its astronaut theme, circus performers and the fruits of my personal writing agonies on display – it seemed an appropriate time to bring this to the world’s attention.

NOTE TO SELF: Have an adventure/bizarre experience/personal crisis v. soon to give self something interesting to write about.

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9 responses to “HOW TO BE A WRITER – a cautionary tale

  1. Well, that explains a fair few of the more bizarre books out there;)

    Congratulations on the rave reviews! Must be wonderful seeing your work come to life on stage like that. Wish I could see it.

    • Thanks Beate. Now the play is up and running, I can start dredging the recesses of what’s left of my mind for the next writing project.

      Maybe a bike ride would help too – got some ideas for that? All the best, Richard.

  2. Well, I’ll always take the chance to promote Norway, of course:) The area around Roros is fascinating – a real troll’s landscape surrounding an old mining town. I otherwise attempted cycling in Nepal once, which was hardly relaxing, but provided plenty of inspiration.

    Incidentally, have you ever cycled in Japan? That’s high up on my to-do list.

  3. That gave me a good chuckle… I’ll keep that in mind next time I have lofty ideas of becoming a writer.

  4. That is so funny yet disquietingly true. I shall ponder my misfit friends and adventures and go for it! I’m interested in the Step Two though. What do you propose me do if I have a story to offer which won’t offend my misguided family?

  5. I think if you have a misfit family that isn’t easily offended, or perhaps can’t read, it’s dead simple. Buy a run down farmhouse in Provence/Tuscany/Latvia/Widgecadoola and invite the family to stay while you renovate.

    They provide the colour so you can be boring yourself as you rabbit on about fantastic local food and charming local tradespeople. You have a sure-fire best-seller.

    Come to think of it, why don’t I do it myself?

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