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Maybe this'll work. Maybe it won't. Anyhow, I am creating a FAQ entry for Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth. I have a few questions that I'm asked all the time, but I thought it'd be worthwhile throwing it open here, and seeing what you guys would ask me if I sudden had a FAQ.

I might even answer them here, just for kicks.

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frogworth
Aug. 7th, 2006 08:39 am (UTC)
Why?

Why???!

WHY?!!!!?!?!!!!?!??!?!?!!!!!11

Also, whenceforth? And to whom?
benpeek
Aug. 7th, 2006 12:13 pm (UTC)
...could you be a little more specific? i have so many things i could confess too.
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kazzibee
Aug. 7th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
Have you sold any "science fiction is dead." t-shirts?
benpeek
Aug. 7th, 2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
you know i have. also, good faq question.
mariness
Aug. 7th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
When, precisely, are we going to learn the truth about you, the Russian cosmonaut, the three tubes of toothpaste, the whip wielding midget troupe, and Matt Damon?

We wait.
frogworth
Aug. 7th, 2006 12:18 pm (UTC)
Now, see, this is specific.
And it would be frequently asked, except that you keep deleting the comments where people ask this. No more! No more censorship, Ben!
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speshal_k
Aug. 7th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
You should put your pie recipe in.
benpeek
Aug. 8th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
i have!

it's under N, for vladimir nabokov.
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lyndarama
Aug. 8th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
What's the best piece of writing advice you've given? (Conversely, what's the best piece of writing advice you've ever received?)

Imagining of course that there is such a thing as writing advice...and that you would be receptive to it / give it out...
benpeek
Aug. 8th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
...i don't reckon i've ever given great advice. how about you? my advice usually tends to be along the lines of don't be afriad to push yourself, do things youd on't usually do, blah blah. as for writing advice i've got, um... you know, none spring to mind...

maybe i'm not listening to people.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 8th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Is Ben Peek your real name?

A passerby
benpeek
Aug. 8th, 2006 07:58 am (UTC)
heh. you don't really think i came up with a fake one, do you?
ironed_orchid
Aug. 8th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)
Just off the top of my head:

1. Is it true what they say about the groupies?

2. Why don't you like going to cons?

3. Is style it's own reward, or must it be integrated with the narrative in order to work.
benpeek
Aug. 8th, 2006 08:06 am (UTC)
i wonder if i can use that con one?

1. Is it true what they say about the groupies?

i wish i had some groupies, really.

2. Why don't you like going to cons?

this one i reckon i might be able to use, so thanks :)

(the answer is kind of complex nowadays. but mostly, i find that sort of intense, hi, how are you, shallow conversation driven environment very empty. i can handle it for a bit, but after a while i just begin to dislike myself for the things i say. kinda like any big work function. also, they cost money.)

3. Is style it's own reward, or must it be integrated with the narrative in order to work.

it can go both ways, of course. the persuit of style can be more of a reward to the author than to the reader, i sometimes feel, however, because i think style is one of those things that writers get more of a buzz out of. (or maybe are just more conscious of it.)
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claredudman
Aug. 10th, 2006 07:34 am (UTC)
Seven questions
(i) Have you got a favourite letter? If so which one would it be?
(ii) If you could invent a letter, what would it be?
(iii) Are 26 letters enough or should we have more?
(iv) Any views on diphthongs?
(v) In Welsh letters are sometimes mutated according to what word has come before. If you could mutate a letter is there one that you think deserves special attention and why?
(vi) Some letters sound different according to context - do you think this is fair?
(vii) In Yorkshire the 'h' is often ignored; while in some parts of London the 't' is often deliberately abused - do you have an suggestions for the 'h' ot 't' activist?
benpeek
Aug. 10th, 2006 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Seven questions
man, so many letter questions!

you know, clare, i don't even think about letters that much. i don't think i have a favourite letter. maybe z. z has a nice form. but really, i'm all in the, 'it's a tool' kind of frame of mind.

and i'm not drunk enough for the yorkshire question!

:)
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