Today on Meg Cabot's blog she touches on meeting authors in real life:
One of the Margarets—either Atwood or Drabble, I can’t remember which (and maybe it was neither and I dreamt this, which happens to me frequently. Thanks, Ambien!)—once said wanting to meet the author who wrote your favorite book is like wanting to meet the cow that produced your hamburger. Basically, you’re only going to be disappointed.
I will admit there’s some truth to the hamburger quote: I’ve met authors whose work I’ve loved who’ve ended up disappointing me in real life. They’ve either taken themselves too seriously or had no sense of humor or both (although I have to hope there are two sides to the story, and that maybe those authors were just having a bad day. It happens).
Well well well!
So much to say, and so little time to say it in!
Yesterday saw the Emerging Writers' Festival artist's party.
Pretty much sums up the AWESOME night!
1. Bar tab=free champagne=feeling quite happy
2. Talking with Festival managers
3. Meeting lots and lots of awesome people
5. Seeing Steve from MWF
6. Light King (long story :P)
7. The famous EWF Show bags
8. Best time ever with Lisa, Jeremy and Simon
9. The conversations with Lisa, Jeremy and Simon
10. Running to the station in high heels, and not falling over - EPIC!
11. And probably one of the most reasons it rocked - I am sad to say I cannot say on here, because I do not want to incriminate myself on my ...
And yet another Friday is upon us and I am at the Melbourne Writers Festival offices once again!
Today is co-writer's last day (he's jetting off to England) today, so that's a bit sad!
I am working on finalizing the school's program.
Let me tell you, the school's program alone is going to be excellent!
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Going to the Emerging Writers' Festival artist's party tonight! Rather excited about that :D
mwf worker - who shall remain nameless - asks the office if anyone is cold.
I reply, "No, I'm fine, thank you."
mwf worker says, "Not that I can do anything about it, but it makes me seem caring."
What a cold, awful night it is! Well, it is in Melbourne anyway.
I finished tutoring my boy earlier. He is so cute! He comes up with the best one-liners and they're so hilarious. For example, he told me last week that, "organisation will be your downfall" hahaha! Tonight he was writing an essay on Shadow Of The Minotaur - which is pretty much the worst book ever. GAH!
Earlier this week I had my girl and it was a nightmare! I got there and she was crying and crying and crying ugh. She'd had two days off school - a holiday that the school had - and was over-tired. So for 45 minutes I sat with her brother, who's in prep, while he did on-line educational games. He's so cute too and I occaisonly ...
Hello all! I got home a little while ago (UPDATE: By the time I'm acutally posting this, it's the next morning. Sorry, I was so tired!) from The Emerging Writers' Festival comedy writing night!
And boy was it good!
I learnt many a thing.
Claire Hooper, Josh Earl & Sammy J were all guest speakers.
I LOVE Josh Earl (above). I saw him last year at The Melbourne Writers Festival, doing the "Josh Earl Is A Librarian" skit and it was hilarious.
The first night I saw him, I was waiting for another event to start so I came in about half way through, and thought, "this guy is pretty funny." So the next night I arrived on time and saw the whole show. It was funny. So the next night, my father and I ...
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: ELIZABETH SCOTT
As blogged about a few days ago, I recently read Living Dead Girl and loved it to bits.
The raw, emotional (or emotionless as the case may be) writing was flawless and it was a hauntingly fantastic read.
You can catch Living Dead Girl in paperback later this year, as well as her two other new novels: Something, Maybe and Love You Hate You Miss You. The Unwritten Rule is coming in March 2010.
She also blogs and you can visit her website.
Elizabeth recently answered the following questions on Living Dead Girl:
1. How did you go about researching Living Dead Girl? Did you talk to any victims? Any perpetrators?
I didn't talk to *anyone* while I was writing Living Dead Girl. In fact, the only way my friends ...
I love Lonely Planet. They're my favourite type of guide book and although I don't do much travel, I still love them.
- a Lonely Planet bag
- a Lonely Planet beach ball
- a Lonely Planet cactus (which has since died, however it came in a little cute pot with little flags advertising Lonely Planet - don't you love book reps?!)
So today I was pretty excited when it was said that a managing editor from Lonely Planet was going to be the guest speaker at school today. YAY!
Now, the reason that The Big Trip is on the left is because the managing director that came brought a HUGE BOX OF LONELY PLANET BOOKS WHICH WE WERE ALLOWED TO KEEP! Just imagine the stampede of students as we all rushed down the front ...
And a very happy Monday to you all!
Today as been no exception on the busy scale!
This morning was Short Story 1 class, where I almost fell off my chair in shock with two HD's! The first one was for a craft analysis of Ten True Things by Miranda July, which I thought I royally screwed up but evidently not! The second - okay, technically a H/HD! - was for my work shopping skills. Yes, it appears that everyone finds me helpful in work shopping. Today I must admit I let rip into one of the stories, but oh well. If it improves because of me, good! That's what the aim is!
After that I went to a shopping centre for coffee with two very good friends who are down from Sydney for one of their's ...
Good afternoon to all!
I have spent a very relaxing morning catching up on blogs and browsing eBay in the hopes of a Lily Allen concert ticket (PFFT as if I am going to pay over $350!) while watching/listening to two music live concert DVDs - The Divinyls & Silverchair. I love both of them! I went and saw The Divinyls last year when they toured and it was awesome: as one would expect! I wanted to go and see Silverchair but I was still in Alice Springs when they toured, so my sister went and brought me a band tee :D
Once I finish this I am going to do some homework! Yay!
Actually, I finished the short story I started while at Melbourne Writers Festival on Friday. I need to tweak it a bit, but ...
I used to act with Heidelberg Youth Theatre Company. I started when I was in year 9; I saw the call for actors and actresses in my school newsletter and after unsuccessfully trying to get a friend to come with me I went alone.
And there began a life-long love of theatre.
I have met best friends at HTC, made contacts, and loved every minute of it.
I left when I moved to Alice, and due to commitments haven't had time to go back.
I was going to audition for Ruby Moon but didn't, thankfully because the only night I am free to see it was last night.
Details from HTC's site are as follows:
Playwright: Matt Cameron
Director: Elise Dorian
Heidelberg Theatre Company Youth is proud to present ‘Ruby ...