Saturday, August 24, 2013

Now That's Smokin' !

As writers we have to learn how to entice our readers and make them feel, make them want more. It can be tough work, but when done well, oh so satisfying.

Watch the full clip below and you may just want a cigarette after. But that's what good writing does ...

Isn't that great? Just for the record, I don't condone smoking in any way shape or form. But this made me want to light one up from the words alone. Oh, the power of words!

Tried writing something succulent lately? Would be a good writerly challenge to try and turn something vile and gross into something delightful and sensuous ...

21 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

That is a good idea trying to turn something appalling into something covetous.

Also, I miss that show.

Trisha F said...

Yeah, would never smoke either but it is amazing the power that well-written words can have over a person!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice try, but it's still disgusting!

Karen Walker said...

Funny, but would never make me want one.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

No! I don't think I'd want one either.

Yvonne.

Lexa Cain said...

Good dialog is so hard to do. Maybe it's in a gene that I'm missing...
Fun post! :-)

Norma Beishir said...

Nothing could make smoking look good to me. I lived in a house with both my parents and two cousins all smoking--it was like living in a chimney!

jamieayres.com said...

LOL . . . never tried one, but that was funny!!! Good point to be made :-)

William Kendall said...

Smoking's not a habit I picked up.

I learned from my dad yesterday that a former brother-in-law, one I haven't seen in years, an abusive bastard of the first order who's somewhere in his forties, now looks thirty years older. He's been smoking and drinking for years, and it's really caught up to him.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Have a different problem, writing for children today, excite but not bore them! :0)

cleemckenziebooks said...

Well, since I'm watching some die from emphysema, I have little empathy for anything to do with smoking. Yet, the comedic writing was fantastic!

cleemckenziebooks said...

Well, since I'm watching some die from emphysema, I have little empathy for anything to do with smoking. Yet, the comedic writing was fantastic!

Libby said...

Wait, words have power? This sounds like madness! :)

Crystal Collier said...

Something succulent? How about if I just eat cheese and work on pre-pub promotions? ;)

I had a dream last night all about the power of words, but sadly, it's lost now.

E.J. Wesley said...

I think the essence of it is understanding how the character feels about whatever it is they're doing. If this were flipped around, and he was describing smoking as the most terrifying and awful affliction, you can imagine how the writer would've used words to make the reader feel that, too. :)

M Pax said...

I used to smoke, so I could relate. The writing for that scene is fantastic, as is the acting.

Tara Tyler said...

the vid didnt show on my phone, but i agree that words are powerful motivators!

DMS said...

Words are powerful motivators! It is fascinating the way we can make people think things based on what we write!
~Jess

Denise Covey said...

Methinks we can be persuaded to try just about anything by an excellent copywriter. However, I draw the line at smoking. Glad no one's allowed to advertise smoking in Oz. Banned years ago.

But those chocolate ads - I really do want my Mars a Day!

Carrie Butler said...

The power of words, indeed!

Editors At Work said...

Something new to try. Words are indeed powerful.

Nas