Polished Heads Mean Cleaner Writing

Colleen Wainwright

C. Wainwright, Sans Locks but w/Lots of Love

Quick updates: I’d posted here earlier about Colleen Wainwright’s leadership in trying to raise 50K for WriteGirl, the L.A. program that instructs high school girls in the love and practice of good writing. Colleen set out from nuttin’ to raise the dough, and promised that she would shave her industrious head if her project made her milestone. Yes, with 10K to spare. Thus you see her beaming, polished pate in the photo above.

Check out Colleen’s video on all things head-shaving here, and about the post-fundraising sort-outs. Huge round of applause and appreciation for Colleen demonstrating that a single person (with the help of many) can drive an idea home against strong odds. She believed in her project, and shared its strengths in a way that others could connect with. Well done!

Literary Agents Liberated—We Have a Winner
In another fascinating recap (hey, slow news week), the stirring contest to see who would come away with the free copy of the 2012 Guide to Literary Agents is over, and Laura Stanfill came away with the prize. Laura is a writer, of all the damnable things, and is giving away books on her blog as well, so check it out. (I am going to start giving away talking eggplants—this book giveaway stuff is too conventional.)

In the Bread and Circuses Vein
I can’t provide any writing advice in this episode other than letting you know that writing badly over and over again is painful, but less so than childbirth or living near a Brussel sprouts farm. But writing badly on a regular basis can lead to writing better. Now that we’re finished with those sententious pronouncements, here’s an opinion poll: which means of having your cocktail mixed would produce the most palatable beverage:

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6 thoughts on “Polished Heads Mean Cleaner Writing

  1. Hot damn for Ms. Colleen Wainwright, helping to raise 60K for such a good program! And hey, as it turns out, she has a beautiful noggin. Maybe this will give Obama some innovative ideas for fundraising? Latest polls (and not just the ones from Fox) say his re-election campaign is losing small donors like crazy.

    If I played “Old Havana” on that pianococktail thingy, would it make me a mojito?

  2. Becky, wouldn’t it be great to have one? Of course, I’d have that for the guests, who have the time to wait 30 minutes for their drinks. Me, I’m a shaken-not-stirred guy, for instant gratification.

  3. At this point, Obama’s hair will fall out anyway, but it’s unclear how that will affect his re-election prospects.

    Annie, if you played “Old Havana” on that contraption, it would make YOU into a mojito.

  4. Rochelle, if only such a device could be ordered through a catalog! (But then again, productivity here might sink to new unprecedented levels. All in the name of art, though.)

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