Monday, June 23, 2008

Uh...Journaling? Um...er....

Okay, so I don't journal. I know a lot of writers do and from what I hear, they feel it helps them in their craft.

Me, I barely have time to write, let alone journal.

In fact, most of my spare time seems to be spent on email (I get lots and lots of it) One of my guilty pleasures is email from dictionary sites. You know the ones...each day they send you a new word. It's a great way to enliven your vocabulary or stretch your imagination.

Here's one I got today:

audio puppeteering

Posted: 22 Jun 2008 11:26 PM CDT

audio puppeteering n. To that end Mr. Stanton enlisted the man who created the grammar of the “Star Wars” robot R2D2, the veteran sound designer Ben Burtt. Mr. Stanton wrote a conventional script—“Hi, I’m Wall-E”—and Mr. Burtt essentially translated the dialogue into robot, something he calls “audio puppeteering.” —“Pixar Gambles on a Robot in Love ” by Katrina Onstad New York Times June 22, 2008. Categories: English, Entertainment, Movies, Jargon—More information about audio puppeteering and related words at Double-Tongued Dictionary.

Cool, huh?

But the more astute of you are reading this wondering what it has to do with this week's theme.

Not a thing. Like I said, I don't journal so I'm the last person who can give opinions or fresh takes on it. I'm actually looking forward to what the other Star-Crossed ladies or you marvelous readers have to say about it.

Do you journal? Why?

-- Lynda

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2 comments:

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Lynda, I know journaling is a good thing for lots of people and for writers.
I absolutely don't have time. All my journaling goes into my WIPs, or in the story I'm writing. Or the blog, or the...hey, right in this comment section.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Savanna, you sound like me :D There's just so many hours in a day, right?

But I'm glad you stop here to comment. It's appreciated :D