Wednesday, 21 April 2010

I'd love to be a writer

Perhaps I'm cheating a bit here, because this video isn't new - it first appeared last year on my own now-kaput writing blog, and was also a featured video on Red Room.

Strictly Writing, however, has a lot more readers than my old blog ever had, so I reckon this is worth another run-out. These awkward conversations certainly never seem to go away...

17 comments:

Nicola Morgan said...

Fabulous! I love the irony that comes through those voices. (I used that software to do a vid myself last year - great fun to do!) Anyway, you're spot on with that conversation - cringe-making.

Susie Nott-Bower said...

I love, love, love this!! Laugh out loud funny. And horribly, excruciatingly true...
Susiex

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Also puts me in mind of that story about the writer and the man she meets at the party:

MAN: And what do you do?
WRITER: I'm a novelist.
MAN: Oh, I plan to take up writing
when I retire.
WRITER: What do you do?
MAN: I'm a brain-surgeon.
WRITER: How interesting. I plan to
take up brain surgery when
I retire.
Susiex

Gillian McDade said...

This is great! I love the blue hair too :) I must try to figure out how to create one of these!!

Catharine Withenay said...

Fantastic - I love it! Although my conversations normally go along the lines of:
"When are you going to publish your book?"
to which the answer is,
"As soon as someone will take it!"
(oh, and when I finish editing it, of course)

Old Kitty said...

Oh dear - am at work so cannot have the volume on my pc to hear it! LOL!

(Open plan office -yuck!).

Look good tho!

:-)

Take care
x

Phillipa said...

That's absolutely hilarious (and also scarily scarily accurate!) Thanks for making me smile (and also want to weep a little...)

john said...

Published?
100 copies?

Well done.

Roderic Vincent said...

These videos are fun. You could use them to trial your dialogue for novels too - see you characters in action!

dirtywhitecandy said...

This ticks all the boxes! Great stuff.

Lydia said...

LOL Loved it! As others have said, scarily accurate. I'd like to dedicate it to all those lovely people who have said: "You write short stories - how nice. When are you going to write a proper book?" Grrrh!

Debs Riccio said...

I still don't know whether to laugh or cry when someone says 'Oh, if you've written a book, you should get it published'. Like - ER... HEL-LO? D'you think I seriously hadn't thought of that?! Aaaaarrrgggghhh!!!

Kirsty said...

Am still giggling and cringing in equal measure as I type this :)

womagwriter said...

Brilliant!

I think we've all been involved in those kind of conversations.

Me: I've been writing stories for women's magazines.
Friend: Really? Oh, hope you are only sending them to the glossy monthly mags, not those horrible weeklies. Wouldn't want to think you were being published by them
Me: Er, well...

Ee Leen Lee said...

hahah great video, perhaps I can show it to my writing class hehe?

I've had some of these awkward conversations too

@Susie Nott Bower- great comeback

Bridget Whelan said...

Great dialogue. I've posted a link from my blog. This just has to be share....

Marsha Moore said...

I couldn't stop laughing! So, so true!