Saturday, September 20, 2008

those damn internets

An article from the L.A. Times about the destructive influence of the internet on fiction writing. So true. Most pernicious is the way it disguises itself as an amazing research tool. How else could I have found, in less than fifteen minutes, the perfect one and a half story Queen Anne style home, built in Brooklyn in 1901, for a scene in Sandusky, Ohio set in 1934?

Yet I also googled a dozen other topics, answered FB notes, checked scores, and read the opinions of most columnists in North America on the financial crisis.

Not good.