I have noticed your work on a few occasions now, and it is always an interesting, amusing read. The most recent examples prompted me to click on your profile, and it was at this point that I noticed you are writing a novel. I am rather curious to hear from you about this, for the idea of writing something has always appealed to me, especially lately given that I have rediscovered my passion for reading.
I'm fairly sure however, that it is something I will always plan to do, yet never actually undertake seriously. My dad was an English teacher his entire life, and despite becoming a very skilled writer, has found it incredibly difficult to complete the novel he commenced 5 or so years ago. It is obviously an extremely challenging process.
Anyway, based on some of your posts (the zombie ones in particular), I assume that you are writing fiction! Or at least some sort of historically inspired fiction. What do you find to be the most difficult aspects of writing? Is it hard to be continually creative, or does the actual process of writing become tedious after months and years?
One more question - there's no doubt the best practise would be simply to start writing, but in your opinion, is reading widely and consistently as valuable, relatively speaking?
It sounds like you are a busy man, so I don't expect you to expound your theories on literature and writing! A few brief reflections however, would be much appreciated.
It is now 1939. The blitzkrieg has taken the world by force. Russia (Geelong) have taken their foot off the pedal and are sitting pretty in their homeland. The 3rd Reich continues to advance throughout Europe.
Given I have no kids and a non-demanding job, I am sure the requests on your time operate to the opposite of mine.
I'd be interested to hear about your project X.
And yes I remember the first time we crossed paths, I mistook you for another garden variety bay 13 poster, but you soon demonstrated otherwise. Something about being a big supporter of regional Victoria
You love to draw a good historical parrallel Biff, it is very interesting to read.
But what about a thread where you summarise every club's current position with reference to an event or a passage of history. You've already done this with Hawthorn and the third reich, but I'm wondering what you'd make of essendon, Fremantle or North Melbourne?
Just throwing an idea out there, feel free to ignore it
I have a copy. The author has two books on zombie apoccalypse/ zombie survival. The guide is written as a legit survival guide, which I find hilarious. The other book is called World War Z, which is basically a novel. It was a best seller
When the rest here are moaning ans shuffling around, we'll have the knowledge to survive & have a "headshot" competition