December 2nd, 2015

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Work Room - Week 1

Some of you are just coming out of NaNoWriMo. Others have had other projects.

I'm sure there are some within the sound of my typing that haven't sat down to write something in awhile.

So, you have a new topic: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/867839.html  a jumping off point.  You can go in any direction you want with it.  But what is the best fit *for you*?

How can you make this something that folks won't be reading in every other entry?

That's one of those primal questions for a writer - what are you bringing to the table that no one else can offer? How are you going to make this entry yours?

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This would also be a good spot for people still looking for teams to declare themselves as being available!
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Green Room - Week 1 - Day 2

I've decided that I will not be posting any polls for this mini-season until CNN pays me $5 million.

That seems like a fair amount, and they can easily afford to do it.

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Election season is always fun. I feel like Buffyverse monsters on Halloween - people who have don't pay much attention to politics any other time suddenly come out as experts. :)   If nothing else, it does make for some reading - and helps me keep in touch with how things are being intrepreted.  I can usually tell when FOX or MSNBC (insert source here) has made some big comment, based on how often I see the same sorts of comments popping up, and who they are from. :)

I appreciate the people out there who actually do some research and in particular those who check out "the other side",  to try to understand where the actual disagreements are and where the rheotric, from all sides, is just getting in the way.

For my money (all $5 million of it), being able to get into the head of people who don't share your beliefs, and realizing that they are (for the most part)  the "good guy" of their own narrative,  is a really good tool for a writer to have.

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The new topic is up: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/867839.html
and there is a Work Room, where you can bounce around ideas: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/867882.html