Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remember These 10 Writers

Take your fingers off the keyboard and put down your pens. Let’s have a moment of silence for these 10 brave writers...lost, but never forgotten.

Aldo Itmaselph - the writer who insisted on working alone. No editor. No beta-readers. Just him.

Althea Thoone - the writer who spent more time having coffee with writers’ groups than actually writing.

Candice P. Love - the writer so in love with her own work that she found it impossible to part with it.

Collette A Day - the writer who gave up.

Haile Improbable - the writer whose plots overflowed with timely coincidences.

Horace Cope - the writer who would only write if the ‘signs were right’.

Maura Applause - the writer who wrote only to get praise.

Barry D’Alive - a writer who took personal research that one step too far…

Bess Sellars - the writer crippled by the fear of Book Number Two.

Myra Gret - a writer who wanted to write, but never found the time.


Elspeth Futcher is an author and playwright. Thirteen of her murder mystery games and two audience-interactive plays are published by host-party.com. Her A Fatal Fairy Tale, Deadly Ever After and Curiouser and Curiouser are among the top-selling mystery games on the Internet.  Elspeth's newest game, The Great British Bump Off is now available from her UK publisher, Red Herring Games, as is her Once Upon a Murder. Elspeth's 'writing sheep' are a continuing feature in the European writers' magazine Elias and also appear on this blog from time to time. Connect with her on Twitter at @elspethwrites or on Facebook at Elspeth Futcher, Author.

19 comments :

  1. And don't forget my favorite: Erasmus B. Draggon, the dude who couldn't get off the couch ... I only heard of him ... don't know him personally.

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    1. Me too! I've probably BEEN one of them at various times in my life! A good one!

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  3. What a delightful (and hilarious) way to make a huge point -- actually, several points. Great post, Elspeth.

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  4. What fun, Elspeth. I think most writers can find a bit of each one of those in ourselves at one time or another. And your list is a great reminder to try not to be those writers. LOL

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  5. That was cute and funny. I'm trying to be none of those.

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  6. You are hysterical, Elspeth! I know all these writers!

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    1. I'm choosing to take the word hysterical as a compliment. And thanks.

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  7. Excellent piece, Elspeth. There have been parts of me in all of them, especially that book two fear. Or book three or book four.

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  8. Funny! No wonder I don't remember their names!

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