June 2nd, 2004

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Question

For non-writers: if someone magically forced you to write something, what would it be and why? Length/category/genre/audience/etc.

For writers: if you could only work in one length/category/genre/etc. ever again, which would it be and why?

Does anybody feel that they aren't covered in either of those two categories, writers and non-writers? If so, can you explain why?

Myself, I think if I had to stick with one thing, it'd probably be YA fantasy novels. I'm glad I don't have to, but if I did....

I'd like to think that whatever I'm working on now will be the best thing I've written to date. But sometimes it's hard to compare adult SF short stories to YA children's novels to adult fantasy trilogies in that regard. Besides, I'm opposed to total orderings in general. We all know that by now, right? Mrissas Don't Like Total Orderings. Rule of life.
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Stupid adjectives anyway

I'm not winsome, am I? I got called winsome today, and Mark assured me I'm not, but timprov thinks I might be. You know who's winsome, is people in Louisa May Alcott books. Not even the good ones, either; the ones like Rose and for heaven's sake Amy.

But Timprov says I must be, because people sometimes like me right off the bat.

Then again, the person who applied this adjective to me used one of those complimentary-but-not-really adjectives on porphyrin, or at least on her butt, so maybe I just shouldn't worry about it.