OpinionI would rather be considered a writer than anything else. I'd like to know more than writing but knowing how to write would be a huge bonus to everything else. I have started writing more and it has improved my ability to think about everything.
      – Baslisks, 2009-02-13 at 16:44:17   (11 comments)

On 2009-02-13 at 16:46:59, Baslisks wrote...
I was comparing the differences of a metal and hard rubber mouthpiece for saxophones. I saw the fundamental improvement that metal allowed mouthpiece makers to exploit. This is allowing me to start producing some test models of my own to see if my theory was correct. In all, if I wasn't bored and didn't get into the whole comparative paper idea I wouldn't of seen these differences and I wouldn't of designed some of my own.
On 2009-02-13 at 17:17:09, Thelevellers wrote...
I really love writing, the essays and reports that were part of my education thus far have been my favourite things. I hate exams, as I don't have time to do the re-reading and re-wording that I enjoy as part of a long term assignment. At present I have little writing practice (my replies on here are about it!) and I feel I'm missing it. Though I'm not much enthused by creative writing, I may have to do something like doing my gig-log again, though I don't really have the money for that any more!
On 2009-02-13 at 18:12:16, Baslisks wrote...
Well the things I write are more like journal entries and idea explanations. I am trying to do more article like things describing events and things but they happen much less frequently.
On 2009-02-13 at 20:27:07, Lee J Haywood wrote...
What sort of writing? Creative or technical? Being pedantic I find technical writing relatively easy to do, but creative writing impossible. I've tried writing short stories, but don't have the ability to describe the situation rather than simply what is said and happening, e.g. character/location descriptions tend to be absent. And I'm always short on ideas for something. Generally the advice is to practice, and keep failing at producing anything good until you eventually get good at it. But you have to be motivated to do a lot of writing, which I'm not.
On 2009-02-14 at 00:01:02, Thelevellers wrote...
I think that's exactly my problem Lee! I just ramble incoherently, or write purely facts... I can get a bit of a balance when I'm describing a gig, but I tend to get a little overexcited and opinionated, which isn't always good ;) I've always been intrigued with the idea of writing a journal. I've never done it, but I may have to start, as I think I may find it interesting what gets written in and when... I spend a lot of time 'in my head' so to speak, so it'd be interesting to get some down on paper...
On 2009-02-14 at 04:56:27, BorgClown wrote...
I love to write, but I have to recognize that I'm mainly a mainframe developer, and secondarily a writer, at least for a few years. Writing won't make a significant income for me, so it's more of a hobby than a serious profession.
On 2009-02-14 at 04:59:52, BorgClown wrote...
I also draw crude sketches, and was surprised to find a webcomic with a drawing style similar to my own, although several orders of magnitude better: http://www.savagechickens.com/2009/02/the-terminator.html There's nothing new under the sun, not even crude chicken drawings. Sigh.
On 2009-02-14 at 05:42:14, Baslisks wrote...
Meh, expressing your ideas and feelings and getting them out there for your brain to analyze subconsciously is a great way to chug through things. I have found that I can describe my environment better. I can show you what I did and how it looked and felt. I don't know. Makes sense to me now.
On 2009-02-15 at 00:36:13, BorgClown wrote...
Writing is awesome for people lie me who write reasonably well, but find real-time verbal communication harder. Writing a well-structured rant before a planned confrontation usually does wonders for tilting the odds to your benefit.
On 2009-02-15 at 00:36:42, BorgClown wrote...
*like* me, sheesh...
On 2009-02-15 at 15:06:54, Thelevellers wrote...
Very good point, I expect I would dissappoint people I have argued with online in real life, as I'm at my (still not great) best when I have the time to formulate my arguments, in person I tend to not retain enough detailed info to counter many arguments... I make use of google a lot to fill in knowledge gaps when online... I may have to try the rant idea sometime, though I tend to get into arguments on random subjects at random times, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to make best use of it :s Talking of which! *makes new thread*