Writers Hello! Two new words have entered the English language today:
Meaning: A derogatory term used to describe the symptoms of the fraudulent & fake condition of writer's block.
Meaning: See Above. The term can also be used in a more general derogatory sense as in,
"Hey, stop giving me your bullshitation." or
"Man, your prowess for bullshitation is overpowering me." or
"Get your bullshitation out of my face, dude."
This is particulary effective when aimed at salesmen. The term can also be used to describe 99% of the political manifestos ever written. Should the person who the remark was aimed at take offense my advice would be to describe the phrase as an old English term of endearment. If this fails simply run away!
Origins of both words: Hawaiian-English. The words fall into the bracket of Pili-isms. Those of you unfamiliar with the colloquial verbiage of the word Pili-isms shouldn't worry, it's an ancient term I invented approximately 5 minutes ago. Your lack of knowledge on this subject is therefore understandable. Although, that may not stop me from referring to you as thick.
Those of you wondering what flavour juice I've been on this evening needn't worry. It's all a personal joke.
Now on a more serious note...apologies for lowering the tone...I'd like to introduce you to a couple of blogs Ive stumbled across:
http://www.monkeymonsterthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/ This is the personal blog of Pili Nathaniel. I first stumbled across Pili when I read her short story, "Cold Shoulder Mornings." It's a very well observed tale of a failing relationship. It has a touch of sadness with real characters, but it avoids the melodramatic. It made me reflect back on elements of my past and the people that have stepped through my life. If anybody else has read the story please note I am not comparing myself to the total jerk male character in the story. I'm just sharing personal information in a very loose and non specific way.
Cold Shoulder Mornings doesn't currently seem to be available on Pili's blog but there is at least one other short story which I hope to read myself over the next couple of days. There's also a decent piece of Flash fiction entitled The Lion.
Pili also has another blog but this is not writing related: http://www.happynathaniel.blogspot.com Although it's not writing related the blog usually has the effect of putting a smile on my face. Depending on the topics of course.
Both blogs are good. Pili has a habit of writing what she feels in a very open and honest way which kind of draws you in.
I'll add both links to my Useful links page.
My next post is likely to be a bio of one of my fellow Project 13 contributors. A very fine writer and indeed a published novelist. As in published by a publisher, not self published. That's right. The 13 Anthology has a published novelist amongst its ranks. The same writer has also recently landed a two book deal. I told you the standard was high.
Take care and remember to use bullshitation at every available opportunity. You'll feel much better for it!
M J Wolfson - That's me.