Tommy, these pages look so great--both individually, and as a group. Oh, man! I LOVE 'em!!OK, I can see these as a small format book.But they'd still be better large format!
Awesome is overused. But this is awesome.How simple can a powerful story be. Simpler the better?You've almost veered into Jim Shooter's condensed example of storytelling. Little Miss Muffet
Splendid. LOVE IT.
Ellis, I enjoyed that Jim Shooter article about storytelling. (When I click on it now I'm getting an "Hosting Account Expired" message, so I guess I read it just in time.) In the article Shooter confirms a lot of things I've felt for a while, like about the basic storytelling structure being more or less built into our human brains.From that article I linked to "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences" by Mark Twain. http://www.online-literature.com/twain/1317/in which Twain rakes James Fenimore Cooper's book and talent over the coals. Interesting to know that a lot of the literary greats did NOT respect each other's talents and didn't always keep quiet about it.I have a little book called "Fighting Words - Writers Lambast Other Writers - From Aristotle to Anne Rice". It's mainly full of famous writers making digs at other famous writers. Twain himself gets the business from William Faulkner, who considers Twain "A hack writer who would not have been considered fourth rate in Europe, who tricked out a few of the old proven "sure fire" literary skeletons with sufficient local color to intrigue the superficial and the lazy."Faulkner says of Hemingway, "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."And Hemingway says of Faulkner, "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"So I guess the lesson is, "You can't please everyone. May as well just have fun with what you're doing."
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