15 Writers, 15 Minutes

I'm punting. It's late at night, I've had a puking preschool boy to tend to today, and now I'm trying to get in a post before midnight again.

I'll put on some meat and potatoes for later this week.

But for now, what we got here is a good old fashion meme.

What's a meme?

Well, in days gone by -

before blogging became "socially significant" and slipped into a sort of creativity coma brought on by sustained attempts at meta-cognition during which some of us bloggers blogged about The Importance Of Blogging and The Rules And Etiquette Of Blogging and in such fashion swiftly bored our non-blogging readers to tears,

before blog posts became mere vehicles for luring in page views and monetizing our pockets with Search Engine Optimization keywords, e.g. GLEE, BUY MORE VIAGRA, LADY GAGA <--this should net me millions in ad revenue! Whoot! Fire up the yacht!

before we all became Serious Writers and Business People and Cyber Journalists,

before all that, we bloggers used to post these memes (sort of a catalog of trivia) all the time on our blogs, as well as just jot down our funny stories about road rage, what we ate for lunch, and poops our kids made.

Now there's Facebook for such silliness.

But then again, there's also NaBloPoMo!

And I do declare that the very best thing about being forced to write every day (via saving face after public proclamation that I Am Going To Write Every Day For NaBloPoMo) - the best thing about being forced to write every day is that coming up with 500+ words every twenty-four hours over the course of thirty days means you just can't maintain the intellectual stamina needed to sound all smart and profound every day and blah, blah, blah, blahbitty blah blah.


All to say, writing every day forces you to let down your hair and get goofy. And trite. And fun.

By the way, I'm wearing socks with apples on them! Kooky!

And now, without further ado and wordiness, The Meme.

Feel free to steal this meme for your own run-down, socially significant blog!

15 Writers in 15 Minutes

The Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors (poets included) who've influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes.

1. Marion Zimmer Bradley
2. Zilpha Keatley Snyder
3. Tom Robbins
4. Walter Farley
5. Kurt Vonnegut
6. Edna St. Vincent Millay
7. Bill Bryson
8. Frank McCourt
9. Judy Blume
10. William Sleator
11. What's his name that wrote Catcher In The Rye omg, I can't think of it....
12. Edward Gorey
13. Stephen King
14. Marguerite Henry
15. Nancy Eshelman

I don't think I'm supposed to comment on my meme.

However, if you're wondering who number fifteen is, it's my mother-in-law.

She's been "blogging" before Al Gore even invented Teh Internet.

And she's damn good at it.

That's all. See you tomorrow!


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

We share Judy Blume and Stephen King. And I'm pretty sure the dude that wrote "Catcher in the Rye" was J.D. Salinger.

kelly said...

J.D. Salinger

Glad you are back. I have missed the exploits of the Halushki Clan. I just spent 30 minutes catching up and reading comments.

And now I must go to bed. My kids have not adjusted to standard time yet and sweet mother of abraham lincoln they are up extra, extra early.

(the word verification for this comment isn't nearly as cool as Furroar would have been for the Revenge of Trapped with Mom in the Car. )

josetteplank.com said...

J.D. Salinger! And actually, it was the Franny and Zooey I liked so much.

And Kelly, thanks for coming back! I'm using this month to jump start a more disciplined writing schedule.

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