Monday, October 13, 2008

The Anxiety of Submission and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Monday again and my fingers have tirelessly pecked and punched HTML and URL’s to bring you some quality links to help you delve deep into cyber space that will bring up great ideas and articles. Today I have selected two great articles by Eugie Foster. One is about submitting to children’s magazines and one is about writing humor for children but also note that humor is lacking across the board in all fiction. Enjoy your read.

I don’t know what it is about submission that makes some writers cringe. Is it the expected rejection? Maybe it is the word. Submission to some people may mean obedient and compliance or even surrender. In other words do you lose control of your work when you submit? It is hard to let go if you think no one else will appreciate your creation. The following link will take you to a fabulous article by Eugie Foster “A Writer’s Resolution – I will submit” This article offers analytical ideas how to keep the creative aspects of writing distinct from marketing and business.

Humor is subjective and personal and could offend some while making others roll on the floor gasping for air. Writing about humor is also difficult. Eugie Foster uses a well known television series, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, to demonstrate some comedic writing in her article Writing Humor.

Write it down,

(picture by Clara Natoli)