Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Manifestypo

A couple of years ago I wrote a poem in response to an act of petty censorship within the biz. It wasn't a great poem, more of a rant that rhymed, but it did produce a line that has been my personal writing manifesto ever since:



I created the above image by adding some text to an image generated by The Typo Generator, which does not misspell words but creates art out of them (and a tip if you want to try it -- I've found it works best when you enter the text vertically versus horizontally.) You can choose to keep any text style, color or background it produces while changing one or two of the others.

Here are a couple examples of the same text with different backgrounds and text colors:



So if you had to create a personal writing (or working) manifesto, motto or mission statement, what would it be? Let us know in comments.

15 comments:

  1. M sure this seems to be very creative. But at first I was scared when I saw that. Then I went into the details....Its nice...

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  2. This year is "Write Edit Submit" - and now I've got another site to play with!

    My word verification is nonnovel. Aha!

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  3. I'm not here for your entertainment.

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  4. "I'm going where my heart will take me."

    From the Enterprise theme song.

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  5. This is way too much fun.

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  6. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Sadly, recently, something along the lines of "I'll think about it tomorrow...."
    JulieB

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  7. In the words of, uh, James Hetfield, "What don't kill ya make ya more strong." I'm a firm believer in growth through challenge.

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  8. These are the things I try to stick to.


    Be true to yourself and your voice
    Read widely but do not copy, uniqueness earns it's own rewards
    Enjoy even the smallest triumphs and learn from the setbacks.
    When in doubt blame the hardware
    Giving up is the only failure

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  9. "You can fix a bad page of writing, but you can't fix a blank one."

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  10. I dunno...maybe

    IMAGE IS NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN CHARACTER

    I heard something along those lines on the radio the other day, and it's really, and I mean REALLY, stuck with me.

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  11. NIL ILLEGITIMUS CARBORUNDUM springs lightly to mind.

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  12. Anonymous8:08 PM

    "You can make the journey in the driver's seat or in the trunk. Either way you're going for a ride."

    I keep this personal memo on the wall where I write.

    Laurel

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  13. Commit Trilogy?

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  14. I know, you posted this the other day, but this is how much time I've wasted playing with this dumb thing! You have to stop posting so many of these great toys. :-P

    Lately, anything that distracts me from writing has been a wonderful thing...and this one about tops the list. LOL

    theo

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