Saturday, September 14, 2013

Two Men Have Words: A Writer's Life


french sojourn said...


Thought I should watch it again to enjoy the dialog; but I wanted to comment before that.

Almost sprayed coffee all over my laptop. Never saw it coming.


Anonymous said...

I was like yeah, yeah, oh yeah! He even works like I do...bit of writing, bit of dish washing, bit of reflection while sweeping up crap off the floor, more sitting with distant, removed from this world stare.

AND THEN! Bwaaahahahahaha! SO funny.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

John Wayne starred in the movie.
Polka dots.
Framed yellow ball.
Red mouse.
The eagle has landed.
Pink pillow.
10 after 12.
Masterclass 18/10 2 qt?
I hate spiders too.

Writers can never turn it off.

Amanda Capper said...

So simple. So effective. So true.

Laughed my ass off.

Julie Weathers said...

Oh my gosh, I was going, yep, spent so much of the night waking up, going over a passage in a scene and picking it apart. I rewrote it, deleted the scene, rewrote the scene, pondered, what would Janet do, thought about some scenes other people wrote that I really liked, wondered whatever possessed me to think I could write, even thought about a scene from The Electric Church.

Gage the Wonder Dog, woke me up at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30, so I could think some more. I remember saying, "If you don't shut up," just before I threw the water bottle at 4:30.

This is one of the best writer video's I've seen in ages. It's tied with the two southern sisters sitting on their porch talking about writing. Now I will have to find them.

Janet Reid said...

Julie, when you do find it, send me the link if you can. I don't think I've seen it and I love that kind of thing.

Sandra Cormier said...

Just when I'm about to cloak myself in crappy writer despair, something like this comes along. When I saw the end, I applauded so loud, the cat gave me a dirty look.

Thanks, Sean, Jeff and Janet, for yanking me out of the doldrums yet again.

Stephen Parrish said...

I hope they keep doing these videos. They're brilliant.

Colin Smith said...

That was excellent! Thanks Sean & Jeff, and Janet for sharing. :)

Lance said...

Wonderful. Thank you. I'm looking for the two sisters.

Pamala Knight said...

*snickers* That was brilliant!

Pepper Smith said...

Oh, wonderful! And so much more real than than people who aren't writers or don't deal with writers might think. Loved the ending!

Bill Scott said...

Made my day.
Heads to fridge, opens beer, sits down to write.

M. G. Tarquini said...

Am I laughing?

Yeah. I'm laughing.

A lot.

NotaWarriorPrincess said...

I have a creepy old lady crush on Two Men Have Words.

Anonymous said...


Check this out. I was looking for two sisters and found this interview.

Wry Girl said...

Oh, hey, I didn't know that was a prereq for being a writer. I've totally got that covered.

He didn't mention the squeaking and flailing though.

french sojourn said...

Skald Kenning:

I read the article you referred to...interesting interview. Why the author wanted to have the search for the sexuality of two young girls (11 and 13) as the underlying theme of this story, escaped me.

The two year span of the Trailside murderer as the fulcrum of their Detective fathers foil was interesting. That women were the victims makes the murderers motive more sexual. The two daughters sexuality as un underlying theme baffles me.

I guess I'm lowbrow and I missed something....hints anyone?

Would definitely be appreciated...really makes me question my reading comprehension.

Cheers Hank

french sojourn said...

Then I realized it wasn't the video that Julie Weathers was referring to.

When I read the 14th paragraph in the article Skald Jennings was referring to, my mind did the...

Wylie E. Coyote being clutched in suspended cartoon gravity, holding a sign that read "Twin Peaks/Bell jar? before he plummets 300 feet to the rocky ground.

I would like to see the aforementioned video as well.