Top Five: Tzu-Mainn Chen
Top Five Reasons I Have Fun Submitting My Work
- It’s more enjoyable than doing my taxes.
- When I hit the submit button; I like to imagine my story going out on a wild and daring adventure through the jungle of the Internet. The adventure ends, of course, with my story being devoured by a crocodile.
- It’s impossible for me to find the obvious typos in my story until after I submit then. Having a bad editing process is better than having no editing process!
- Now that I’m married, I miss the thrill of being turned down for dates; sending my stories out is a weakly acceptable substitute.
- In all honesty, I’ve never really meant to submit a story. But my cat has figured out my laptop password, and I think she hates me.
— Tzu-Mainn Chen
Top Five: Marc Latham
The Top Five Reasons He Continues Writing
- Marc feels writing is inside him. It is his vocation. Although it hasn’t made him much money, he feels like it is something he can do quite well; better than other careers anyway.
- He enjoys creating pieces of work. It makes him feel artistic and creative: worthwhile.
- Finished writing is real. It has been created. Good work can even seem to have a spirit. It will last for a long time, like other physical creations. It may even outlast the writer.
- Writing inspires Marc to continue experiencing and learning. If he wasn’t going to write about his experiences and thoughts Marc might not do half as much as he does; he would surely retreat into television addiction.
- Marc is emulating his writing heroes, such as Jack Kerouac and Paul Theroux, and feels a part of the current writing community. He hopes that his writing will be enjoyed in the same way as his favourite authors have entertained and informed him.’
— Marc Latham
Top Five: Christin Rice
My top five list of anything related to writing, or
positions my cats assume while I write
- Gravity-enhanced notebook nap
- Pen is evil attack mode
- Utter boredom look of disdain
- Meal reminder meow
- Laptop furbody warmer