RE: Creative writers among us?

Subject: RE: Creative writers among us?
From: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 15:08:07 -0500

This is great! I love "feer mah powrz!"

Did you ever read "Knock" by Fredric Brown? One of the greatest sci-fi
stories of all time, based on a story only two sentences long. It begins:

"The last man on Earth sat alone in a room. There was a knock at the

As for creative tech (trech? trek?) writers...I once wrote a Star Trek
(original series) parody titled "Last Flight of the 'Prise." Didn't submit
it anywhere...I'm not sure I finished it anyway.

I've for a long time wanted to be a professional comedy writer...and soon
I will be, with my own blog on it. Ha-hah! Feer MAH powrz, too...Austin!
"Yeah, baby!!!"

As for thrillers...I write song parodies, too. One parody on Michael
Jackson's "Thriller," goes: "It's Phyllis Dillerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Diller

In the meantime, I satisfy my political, ecological and creative urges
with blasts against the "misunderestimated" Rush Dubya (Darth) Cheney
misadministration here:

I don't get why Craig was laughing at the heading of his post. Explain?

I think any writing helps other all uses an organizational,
analytical, communication process that is creative to some extent.

Tim Mantyla

---------Dori wrote to TECHWR-L:

My Christmas present to myself this year is two gallons of special paint
to turn one of my living room walls into a plotting and notes erasable
whiteboard for my creative writing.

One of my guilty pleasures of escapist fiction has always been the end
of the world novel (Alas, Babylon; The Mote in God's Eye; The Stand) --
the more realistic, the better. My tech writing experience is letting
me get deeply enough into the details of my own effort in this genre to
have literally made the hair on the back of my sister's neck stand up.
Heh, heh, heh! A good start! She doesn't scare easily!

I'm also working on a little thriller. Feer mah powrz!

I can't think of any tech writer I've ever known who didn't admit to
having a fiction book idea in the back of their brain somewhere. I
think I'll do an informal poll at tomorrow night's STC gathering!

Dori Green


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