Blog Chain: Hey Y'all!

"Why's I's seen you a'round these here parts b'fore now, haven'ts I? Been, wha? A blog chain ago? No matta. Come on ands pulls yourself up a chair. You go on, sit back and reeeee-lax. This here lil ol' blog is goin' to chitty-chat about thangs you might reckon find in-ter-resten. Ya, I's used a big long city-slicka werd. IN-TER-RESTEN."

Okay, Cole was the one who came up with this round's blog fun.... which is...

...any hobbies, tips, or techniques for staying positive and productive?

Hmm, well one of the hobbies I have to keep positive and productive is to just have fun with the story ideas in the old noggin. I'm never one with a lack of imagination. And a simple line jotted down at random, such as the one in the intro, could lead to all sorts of groovy possibilities. There really is nothing like just having fun with a line of dialog, even more so, if I go changing the dialect.

"As I's should say, we's have a rip-snorten fines time at it!"

I'm a big supporter for not taking the provincial route of writing. Not every bit of dialog has to be gramma-tastick! AP-styling! I play around with it, perhaps giving a character a different nature, nationality or simple slang to their words. And the one I'm good at the most is some grand ol' fashion redneck hillbilly - for which, I am one. Because you can't get a last name like "Hickman" without having a bit of "hick" in your makeup.

So that's about it. See what keeps Cole positive and productive. And make suren you's all go on and visit young whippersnapper Eric for some good ol' fashion fun.

12 comments:

  1. LOL! awesome :D can't wait to see everyone's responses!

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  2. LOL! DUDE!!! LOVE this answer!

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  3. LOL, this is awesome Michelle. Now how the heck am I gonna follow this up?

    Oh, and for the record, I doubt I'm the young'un between the two o' us. I won't tell if you won't though, ya young whippersnapper!

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  4. *snicker* that was awesome!!

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  5. OMG. Hickman...*snort*

    ROFL!

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  6. Thanks everyone! And if you need proof of my "hick-ness," that pig photo is one that was actually taken during my childhood on the farm...

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  7. "a bit of 'hick' in your makeup." Love that! Having fun with writing is a good tip.

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  8. You hit the nail on the head--gotta keep it fun!

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  9. Love it! Definitely, keep it fun. If it's stressful, then it's counter-productive.

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  10. Love this! If it's not fun, why do it? Great answer! :)

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  11. OMG so funny - luv how you played with the dialect - great stuff!

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