Thursday, March 15, 2012

Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses



Yesterday, I had an amazing on-line critique session with Julia Barrett and JW Manus, who took a page of my current WIP and smacked it around. The results? They took a rough hunk of clay and molded it into Michelangelo's David (reference to Spongebob Episode #972). Seriously, it's incredible to see how minor changes yield major benefits in the craft of writing. And it's especially impressive to watch "masters" of the craft at work.

I felt like a newb in the presence of masters.

I felt like a Jedi Apprentice in the presence of Yoda.

I felt like an American Idol wanna-be in the presence of Steven Tyler.

I felt like....well....let's just say that right after we finished our critique, this scene from Singing in the Rain popped into my head. Just in case you weren't sure, Julia is Gene Kelly, JW is Donald O'Connor, and I'm the loser voice coach who ends up with a lamp shade on my head.

Have a happy day, newbs!
Penelope



12 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Lucky you! :)

Happy Thursday.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! Yep, very lucky. I learned a lot and I only cried a few times. ;^)

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Suckaaaaaaaa!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

However, I ain't Steven Tyler...

Penelope said...

Jennifer Lopez?

Casey Wyatt said...

You are so lucky!I want Julia to smack me around too! Okay, that sounds really demented, but you know what I mean. Right??

Tom Stronach said...

You will never be a loser in my eyes Aunty Penny, hope they weren't to cruel, but sometimes.....

Penelope said...

Hi Casey.....Julia and Jaye "gently" pointed out my wee little stage direction problem and showed me how to fix it.....Penny said, as she sat down on the sofa and sipped her wine, shook her gorgeous curly hair, and glanced around the room. Sigh. OK, omit that last part. ;^)

Penelope said...

Thanks, Tom! Someday soon I will be a Jedi, too! Where's my light saber?

Unknown said...

Moses supposes his toeses aren't roses, as Moses supposes his toeses to be!~ My sisters and I still break in to song when we're all together (3 of us total). We MORTIFY my nephews and niece. :-D

Penelope said...

Unknown....if you tap dance, too, you'll really embarrass the younger crowd! Works like a charm. :^)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh how cool! *high five*