Monday, June 23, 2014

Klingon Writing Academy


Today is a good day to write.

Rest assured, writer, we will be published, whatever the cost.

Do not approach me unannounced, especially when I am writing.

There is no honor in writing without revising.

Sir, I must protest. My character is not a merry man.

A writer never breaks his promise.

You have never seen rejection? Then look, and always remember.

Writers never quit.

I've noted that some people use writing as a shield. They tell much, but show little.

Proofread this!

If writers cannot handle a little critique, how will they handle bad book reviews?

Do not think of it as a hobby. Make it part of your day...part of your routine. Make it part of you.

I am beginning to see the appeal of this storytelling.

In writing, there is nothing more honorable than finishing.

You have fully written ten chapters. You may now publish.

Good story. Nice cover.

Words come later. It is the scent that first speaks of inspiration.

Less Facebook. More writing.

If you were any other author, I would edit you where you stand.

Procrastination should be illegal.

Writers do not pursue publishing. They conquer that which they desire.

At the first sign of betrayal I will kill him, but I promise to return the manuscript intact. 

It is true. The muse has returned.

It is a manuscript, a warning. Beware, a successful author is about to arrive.

Push! Push, writer! Push!

My writing class was not like this. That process was very orderly.

You look for validation in the wrong place. The true test of a writer is not without, it is within.

He will succeed. He is Writer, a Storytelling Master. 

I have much to teach you about revision!

Writing, I will not be complete without you.

Qapla'! You are a writer. You are capable of anything!




30 comments:

  1. And they read love poetry! This was awesome. Thank you Lt. Commander Worf for the words of wisdom. ;)

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    1. No one does love poetry like a Klingon, I'm sure of it.

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  2. Awesome words of wisdom! No, he's not a Merry Man. But so true about handling critiques and reviews.

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    1. I think his "I am not a merry man" will forever be considered his best quote ever.

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  3. he is one of my favorite characters in the show :)

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    1. The depth to which they took his character was glorious. ;-)

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  4. I love Worf! Procrastination is illegal in my world. Just get 'er done.

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  5. Some good advice from an alien race.

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    1. Leave it to aliens to know what makes us humans tick.

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  6. Aha and I Klingon to your every word of wisdom. Indeed, make it so. Less "Farcebook" and more writing. Or in my case, more commenting.

    Gary :)

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    1. Always klingon to Klingon words of wisdom!

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  7. Of course, since I've never read a novel written by a Klingon, I guess I'll just have to assume that Worf knows what he's talking about.

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    1. Never doubt a Klingon, Ken, or today will be a good day to flee!

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  8. Make it so! :D

    Ever notice how Worf's forehead ridges changes over time?

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    1. hmmm, maybe the molds have to be replaced over time? I wish it hadn't taken them so long to let his hair grow though. Those first few TNG seasons, the short hair made him appear a little less Klingon somehow.

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  9. "Writers do not pursue publishing. They conquer that which they desire."

    Isn't that the truth?

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    1. It is if you're Klingon and you desire mates or publishing. :)

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  10. Ha, this was fun! Thanks for the read, Jeff.

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. I had a lot of fun putting this one together. Felt good. :)

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  11. Not being a Trekkie this sort of went whoosh over my head! The most I know about Klingon is what I've learned on The Big Bang Theory! But it was a fun read, and I hope 'today was a good day' :)
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe
    xx

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    1. This Trekkie forgives you for not being a Trekkie--especially seeing as how you're a Big Bang Theory fan. :) I'm a firm believer that we must make every "today" a good day. Qapla'!!

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  12. Excellent stuff. I didn't know Worf was so smart.

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    1. Mr. Worf is a veritable fountain of wisdom and inspiration. And he would find you most honorable. Of that, I have no doubt. :)

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  13. that guy always is so scary looking! :D good stuff jeff

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    1. You definitely don't want to be on his bad side. :)

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  14. Procrastination should be illegal!!!!!

    Haha. Okay, Jeff, this was hilarious. I grew up watching this show and I loved it. There's something so comical about Worf giving writing advice… definitely unexpected… :) But spot on points. Spot on.

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    1. Out of the mouth of babes and...Klingons, right? ;-)

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    1. You're very welcome, Suzanne. And thank you for reading it.

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