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Gary Clarke
01-09-2010, 05:54 PM
Thought I'd share the cartoon I did for the latest post at the insideadog residency. The topic was 'Why Do We Write Fiction'

http://www.celinekiernan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/dragon1.jpg

Ken
01-09-2010, 06:00 PM
... :-D
And a good reason ;-)

Gary Clarke
01-09-2010, 06:06 PM
The best and only valid reason, imho!

kaitie
01-09-2010, 06:16 PM
That explains why my dishes are languishing away unwashed. I likes it!

Shadow_Ferret
01-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Weird. Writing doesn't help me get out of the dishes.

gothicangel
01-09-2010, 06:22 PM
If I didn't wash dishes, no-one else would do it. :D

Saying that, the bath plug is blocked. Doing a procrastination job on that one.

MGraybosch
01-09-2010, 07:11 PM
I do it because I can.
I do it because I want to.
Those are the only reasons I've ever needed.

C.M.C.
01-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Because reality is less fun?

Maxinquaye
01-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Because we're all really mad and really ought to learn plumbing instead if we were rational?

icerose
01-09-2010, 07:22 PM
I'm in it for the money. :D /end silliness

kuwisdelu
01-09-2010, 07:40 PM
I do it for the groupies.

Libbie
01-09-2010, 07:47 PM
Great cartoon, Gary!

Jamesaritchie
01-09-2010, 08:05 PM
Good cartoon. Sort of reminds me of something I read somewhere. "Dust is an extra layer of protection for fine furniture."

LuckyH
01-09-2010, 08:39 PM
How can you write something profound when faced with a cartoon and you canít draw? And how can you sensibly follow dishes and dust?

I give up. I do it for the money, too.

Hedgetrimmer
01-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Funny cartoon. Me? I do it 'cause creative sounds better than crazy.

Dave.C.Robinson
01-09-2010, 09:38 PM
If I didn't wash dishes, no-one else would do it. :D

Saying that, the bath plug is blocked. Doing a procrastination job on that one.

I already cleared the bathtub drain and fixed both toilets.

So I pretty much have to write fiction. (That and I need money - and the piece I'm working on is already contracted.)

MGraybosch
01-09-2010, 09:39 PM
Because we're all really mad and really ought to learn plumbing instead if we were rational?

It's sensible to have a trade you can practice to pay the bills until you make it big. But I chose computer programming instead of plumbing.

Jamesaritchie
01-09-2010, 10:07 PM
It's sensible to have a trade you can practice to pay the bills until you make it big. But I chose computer programming instead of plumbing.



Have you checked how much plumbers earn these days? If you're a plumber, you already are big.

smcc360
01-09-2010, 11:22 PM
That's an awesome cartoon. I like your drawing style.

And my fiction is all thinly-veiled autobiography, anyway.

Gary Clarke
01-09-2010, 11:28 PM
That's an awesome cartoon. I like your drawing style.

Thanks so much!


And my fiction is all thinly-veiled autobiography, anyway.

SO's my cartoon!

Xelebes
01-10-2010, 03:36 AM
I personally do it to kill time and keep me busy - to keep me from staying on the internet too much. It's not having much success with the latter but I can try my darnedest, can I not?

BenPanced
01-10-2010, 05:37 AM
I write because it keeps me off teh intarwebz.

C.bronco
01-10-2010, 05:56 AM
I write fiction because it entertains me. :D

Wordwrestler
01-10-2010, 07:49 AM
I don't have cable. I have to entertain myself somehow!

MGraybosch
01-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Have you checked how much plumbers earn these days? If you're a plumber, you already are big.

If you have nothing to gain by hiding your assets in the Cayman Islands, you haven't made it big. :evil

blacbird
01-10-2010, 08:09 AM
I do it because I can.
I do it because I want to.
Those are the only reasons I've ever needed.

Terrific. Now, why do you submit any of the stuff you write for publication?

Or do you?

caw

MGraybosch
01-10-2010, 09:08 AM
Now, why do you submit any of the stuff you write for publication?

Because I can.
Because I want to.
Because it annoys you.

Mr. Anonymous
01-10-2010, 11:02 AM
Great cartoon! Wish I could draw like that!

Why do I write fiction? Because playing God is fun.

Matera the Mad
01-10-2010, 11:08 AM
EGGzackly.

Rhoda Nightingale
01-10-2010, 06:34 PM
Very cute--good job!

Personally, I write because I can't help myself. That's about all there is to it.

blacbird
01-11-2010, 12:18 AM
Because I can.
Because I want to.
Because it annoys you.

You have a far too high opinion of yourself. It takes a lot to annoy me. Now, if you have published a book or books, and wish to be informative about it, I might purchase one and read it, and see if that would annoy me.

caw

MGraybosch
01-11-2010, 01:24 AM
Now, if you have published a book or books, and wish to be informative about it, I might purchase one and read it, and see if that would annoy me.

If you bought one of my books, I wouldn't care if it annoyed you. All that would matter to me is that you paid for it. :evil

Gary Clarke
01-11-2010, 01:55 AM
MGraybosch and Blacbird, are you guys real fighting or play-fighting? I don't mind either way, I just want to know whether to laugh or break out the hoses. (or both - if that's your fancy)

blacbird
01-11-2010, 01:28 PM
My original question to the Boscher was in serious intent. I wanted to know, beyond the "why I write" stuff, whether or not there was a publication aspiration behind it. I'm still waiting for that information.

caw

Gary Clarke
01-11-2010, 01:35 PM
As he is the only person you're getting all serious on I'll assume this fight rolled in from another bar and leave you to it. Just don't break any tables and chairs :0D

Ton Lew Lepsnaci
01-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Because fiction is stranger than reality, close call though.

JimmyB27
01-11-2010, 03:26 PM
We have a dishwasher, so I write to fill the time I would otherwise be spending doing the dishes.



My original question to the Boscher was in serious intent. I wanted to know, beyond the "why I write" stuff, whether or not there was a publication aspiration behind it. I'm still waiting for that information.

caw
Can't speak for the Boscher, but - disregarding my tongue in cheek comment above - I write for more or less the same reasons as he, and I will be seeking publication one day. Why? Well, why not? I mean, if I have a load of stuff written, and it's good, why the hell not try and sell it to someone?

Gary Clarke
01-11-2010, 03:32 PM
@ JimmyB27: LOL. And I must say, dishes aside, I'm pretty much of the same mind as yourself and MGrayBosh. Though I did try and pin it down at insideadog (http://www.insideadog.com.au/residence/index.php/celine-kiernan/why-do-we-write-fiction/), it pretty much boils down to because I can, because I want to.

Phaeal
01-11-2010, 05:09 PM
This is what people don't understand. The increasing pressure on the lowest level of dirty dishes, combined with the natural fermentation of the food residue, will eventually lead to a metabiological reaction that will create either a dragon or a shoggoth, depending on the protoslime potential of the food residue in question.

Either way, you're screwed. Do the dishes.

Gary Clarke
01-11-2010, 05:49 PM
This is what people don't understand. The increasing pressure on the lowest level of dirty dishes, combined with the natural fermentation of the food residue, will eventually lead to a metabiological reaction that will create either a dragon or a shoggoth, depending on the protoslime potential of the food residue in question.

Either way, you're screwed. Do the dishes.

Dude, who wouldn't want a dragon in the kitchen? Leave the dishes!

Annayna
01-11-2010, 05:56 PM
My muse wont shut up until I write.. nah Im kidding, I enjoy it :D

NeuroFizz
01-11-2010, 06:27 PM
I write fiction because it beats the alternative.

Phaeal
01-11-2010, 07:28 PM
Nonfiction?

NeuroFizz
01-11-2010, 08:26 PM
Nonfiction?
No. The statement was meant to be vague--whatever is the alternative at the time. And at some times, writing fiction doesn't beat the alternative so I do that other thing.

blacbird
01-13-2010, 12:13 PM
I write fiction because it beats the alternative.

Taxidermy of house cats that pee on your clean laundry?

caw

MGraybosch
01-13-2010, 04:37 PM
My muse wont shut up until I write.. nah Im kidding, I enjoy it :D

I usually spank my muse until she starts talking. She seems to enjoy it; she hasn't used the safeword yet. :evil

Gary Clarke
01-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Oy the cartoon I could draw based on that image

Rasun12
01-14-2010, 07:53 PM
I write because refusing to do so would drive me insane...

C.bronco
01-16-2010, 05:59 AM
Writing fiction gives the opportunity for more imaginary friends. :D

Gary Clarke
01-16-2010, 09:33 AM
I heart my invisible friends

lividseras
01-16-2010, 09:42 AM
I write fiction because it makes me happy and i love to write. My hubby is in full support of my writing, so he does the dishes for me. :) I love my husband.

ishtar'sgate
01-16-2010, 10:11 AM
Thought I'd share the cartoon I did for the latest post at the insideadog residency. The topic was 'Why Do We Write Fiction'

http://www.celinekiernan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/dragon1.jpg
Great cartoon! I love the dragon puffing quietly on the floor beside you.