Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So Long and Thanks for All the Blogs

Wow, I really didn't mean to leave a week and a half gap here. I will give a short little run down as to why.


Well, easy enough for you? I thought so. I will expand.

Work. Life. Stress. Sleep.

That is it in a nutshell.

But, on to other things.

I could follow the last post and go onto a rant about Twilight, but I am going to aim for something a little more positive. My hero. My inspiration. Someone I wish I could be just like in means of writing and creativity. Who is this person I speak of?

Douglas Adams

That's him up there.

He, to me, is one of the greatest writers. Why? Because the way he writes, the way he puts ideas down onto the paper, the way he paints a scene is

That's it. Simple. He doesn't write or act like one of those snooty sort of writers that confuses you by drawing out something that should only take...two, maybe three pages and make it into 8 fracking Chapters. [See The Hobbit]

His writing is easy, so simple, so clean. To me, it looks like he just sat down and wrote what felt good then left it at that. Is that what he did? Maybe sometimes, but no. Editors and such were involved.

But this man is my inspiration for writing. Reading his books has shown me that you do not have to have a college degree to write something. Heck, he even showed me that you can write just for the sake of it.

But, sadly, Douglas Adams passed away on May 11, 2001 from a heart attack at the age of 49. It still sort of makes me sad. Knowing that what has been published is all of his work. There will be no more. There will be no new book. What And that's it.

Well, enough of that.


[Edit for more appropriate title.]

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