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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-09-25 06:25
Subject: [writing|child] "The best story"
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:half awake
Music:the occasional hum of tires in the street outside
Tags:books, child, stories, writing
I meant to mention this yesterday. the_child and I were in the car, talking about writing and writers. She asked, "Who's that man, the one who wrote the best story?" Thinking she might be referring to "Story of Your Life", which is probably my favorite short story ever, by anyone, I said, "Ted Chiang?" She said, "Yes."

Also, Terry Pratchett's Making Money has arrived at Neuvo Rancho Lake. Expect reduced writing productivity for a day or so.
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scarlettina: Plot Octopus
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-09-25 13:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Plot Octopus
That one ranks as one of my top five, too, and it keeps pretty heady company up there.

I wrote a story in response to it once, something that got so overworkshopped that I haven't been able to actually call it done. I keep picking at it. One day, maybe I'll get enough distance to actually finish it and and send it. I'm too close to it. I might always be.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-09-25 13:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, don't I know from the "too close to the story" thing.

And welcome back! Sorry we missed you at Foolscap.
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scarlettina: Writing
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-09-25 13:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Writing
A mutual friend of ours (whom you've edited with and who's since moved far away) gave me a very good, but very, um, thorough reading of the story that's haunted me ever since. Wish I could just sort of get it out of my head and start over again. *sigh*

And thanks, babe. I'm sorry I missed you, too. There will be other opportunities, though, I'm certain.
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Amy Sisson
User: amysisson
Date: 2007-09-25 13:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I am right there with you and the child -- it's my all-time favorite short story.
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Chris McKitterick: Jim-me-awards
User: mckitterick
Date: 2007-09-25 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Jim-me-awards
That's charming. By the way, it won the 1999 Sturgeon Award, too.
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martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2007-09-25 17:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
ah those Uberwald boys.. and fyi Pratchett will be at the Btown Powells weds at 7pm.
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