along and throughout
your paper or screen,
owning it with yourself
expressed through words.
Its certainly true,
the freedom you get
from writing and typing,
helps ease that which may
work against ourselves.
I find it a form of release,
a spilling of wonders,
fears, emotions, odds and ends...
to note that which grips us
is like a form of accepting your own truth.
Do you, guys, have a specific story, event or a person that made you love some special book or reading in general?
I'm a comic book illustrator and script writer (in addition to other things), I know that a lot of people out there do not consider comic books a real literary art form and something "just for kids" despite all the media around comic books and what they inspire (IE: Movies, etc) so, considering this is on the topic of writing, do you consider comic book writing "real" writing or not?
Please discuss why or why not, I'm just opening a friendly discussion on the topic which many decide not to prod.
Following a convoluted thought process after reading Hazel's comment on this thread: http://www.bookgrouponline.com/topic/7194-could-books-have-been-different/#entry139094 about missing a page of a book but not really missing much of the story, I was thinking of the plot device in The Satan Bug (Alistair Maclean) in which someone's alibi, which is that they watched a certain TV programme at a certain time, is debunked by another character who points out that an electrical storm over the south of England caused a breakdown in the broadcast. And I thought, well, in these days of iPlayer and what not, that almost certainly wouldn't matter.
So what other plot devices can we come up with that have been made defunct by technology changes?