Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Writing Tip - Meet Rebekah

First, read her blog:

http://justanotherwaitress.com/


Look at her pictures on her blog.  Rebekah Brown is one of my best friends.  The world needs to know this.

Writing Tip #2 - Meet Rebekah!

How is this a writing tip?  If you are fortunate enough to meet Rebekah Brown in your lifetime, which you probably will, these things happen, you will need to become friends with her immediately.  It will be hard at first, because she seems weird.

But then her eyes will glaze crazily when she has an insane idea, or she'll take your joke and add to your joke and make it funnier, reaching new levels, then breaking those levels, like levels on a video game or something.  Or maybe she will make a moment so awkward that you'll have to rush out of the room to breathe again.  Or maybe you'll have the best conversation of your life with her, like I did, on a park bench, eight in the morning.  And then everything will be different.

I don't know what you'll do.  I'm not psychic, so get off my back.  But I do know you'll be better off after meeting her.  Because she is weird.  Really fucking weird.  And not in that annoying way that people say, 'oh I'm so weird' and then they're not really weird and they're lame.  NO.  Like WEIRD.  Like not-of-this-planet weird.  I'm not saying Rebekah Brown is an alien but SHE PROBABLY IS A FUCKING ALIEN.  She'll always see the world in a different way, a better way, if you ask me, with her five eyes (two in the front, two in the back, one on the right) and electric mind powers.

And isn't that what being a writer is all about?

So if you want to be a writer, there are two choices.  You either have to be Rebekah Brown or you have to meet Rebekah Brown.  This is my writing tip to you.