Monday, November 11, 2013

Slacking

Been slacking on the blog recently. My creative allotment has been twirling trying to get this book that's still partly lodged in my head, down onto paper.
Showing how deception works is hard enough .... talking about it is easier, but probably not to the point of actually conveying all that is necessary ... and writing - no body language, no gestures, no questions to answer ... Sheesh!
The sounds of my own voice reading different versions of the same thing is making me crazy. How do I know which version is best? They all makes sense to me :-)
Some days it seems simple, clear, short ... barely anything worth talking about ... On others there is SO much to explain it's hard to know where to start, which parts are most important and what goes before what .....
This would be much easier as a conversation.

4 comments:

Jim said...

Why not write it as a conversation? Find a few students of different levels of understanding and ability, teach them (either one on one or in a group), record your dialogue and transcribe it. Might be an interesting process.

Scott said...

How about you write my book and I'll write yours?

Stickgrappler said...

Some of the old Western MA manuals had a Q&A between Master and Student... one comes to mind - IIRC Joseph Swetnam's manual - the section on the Quarterstaff.

Perhaps give it a try structuring it that way. Try it that way to get it out of your system. See if it works for you. Remember write the book for yourself first!

Good luck and looking forward to your book.

Stickgrappler said...

Some of the old Western MA manuals had a Q&A between Master and Student... one comes to mind - IIRC Joseph Swetnam's manual - the section on the Quarterstaff.

Perhaps give it a try structuring it that way. Try it that way to get it out of your system. See if it works for you. Remember write the book for yourself first!

Good luck and looking forward to your book.