Would you rather publish your diary or make a movie of your most embarrassing moment? I think it depends. Is the most moment in question being fictionalized, portrayed on screen as a character, or does it have to be autobiographical? This is hypothetical, of course, because I can’t really think of a defining moment of cringe in my life. At least, not one that would be understandable to other people without providing a lot of context.
Would You Publish Your Diary?
I don’t think my diary, which would either be my bullet journal or this blog, would be that compelling a read. Honestly, you’re not knocking each other other to get to this page, so who would buy this drivel in book form? Zine form, maybe. I’m actually considering that. I have been for a while. Back at the start of this year, when I originally planned on blogging daily, I was going to compile each months’ worth of posts into a zine and make it available for download. That plan got waylaid somewhere along the line, likely by depression and the demands of paying work. I’m up for revisiting it.
The Merry Writer is a writer’s game on Twitter run by Ari Meghlen (@arimeghlen) and Rachel Poli (@RPoli3). Each day there’s a new question, and each month there’s a new theme. In these posts I expand upon the answers that I’ve posted on my Twitter.
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