Homework: You Ready to Win Sh-t!??
Did You Watch the Movie as Assigned Sept 21st??
Okay, this is how homework gets graded. In a few days I’ll post a few simple questions about the recent film, “They Shoot Horse, Don’t They?” For example, I might ask about key objects. Or about the martyr, the murder and the witness. Or about flashbacks & flash forwards.
I’m not pushing this movie for my own edification, people.
Yeah, it’s about to get real. Stuff at stake, here.
In the comment section of that post, I’ll look for the first people who post the correct answer to each question. I’ll choose one for each — the first and most accurate answer. And I’ll instruct each winner to email Dennis at chuckpalahniuk.net . The winners can be from anywhere in the world.
Again, the winners can be from anywhere in the world!
Dennis — like the lordly princehe is — will forward the mailing address for each winner. And I will send said winner a lovely prize.
For now the information I post here might seem scattershot. To date, the newsletter has been a sampler to demonstrate different topics you can expect on a regular basis. Among these are writing distinctions that might not seem applicable to your work at the moment. These are tools, and I’m out to foist lots of tools on you. In the future, when you’re stuck at some logjam in a draft — the second act drags, your voice is monotonous, you need a device to imply time passing — then, you’ll scan through the tools and likely find one that helps.
It will help if you read my book Consider This because I want to avoid repeating that advice here. I will introduce some of those ideas, but only briefly, and to keep everyone on the same page concept-wise.
So pay attention, I could post my Quiz at any time. That said, I will stagger all similar Quiz posting times so all time zones will get an advantage at some point in the future.
For now I’ll allow a few days for stragglers to watch the film. If you have questions about this process, please ask them below in the Comments section.
See how hard I work? How can you not…
Did I mention that Dennis is a prince?
Note, for prizes going outside the United States I’ll need a phone number as well. That’s required by the government folks receiving the package in the destination country.
And you’ll treasure it. Got that?
Love it, Chuck. Boy, that movie is one you simply won't forget about for a long, long time!