“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
― Saul Bellow

Nope, but you do have to be able to read what you wrote the morning after. You’ll remember Les as the guy who a week (and ten years) ago showed up in Crankshaft to pooh-pooh the creative techniques of his fellow writers at a book festival. Please tell me how jotting down ideas that come to you in your sleep differs at all from “I go to sleep and allow my dreams to write my book for me.”


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10 responses to “★★★★★

  1. The difference between Les’ incomprehensible jottings and those of Tom Batiuk? Tom Batiuk publishes his anyway.

  2. Epicus Doomus

    “Lisa cancer pizza comic books, band candy rain leaves”. I would imagine that’s scrawled on BanTom’s “dream pad” each and every morning without fail. Maybe some crap about Crankshaft too, I don’t know.

  3. spacemanspiff85

    Looks like Batiuk’s been watching Seinfeld reruns.

  4. DOlz

    Doesn’t TB put 5 stars next to everything he writes?

  5. Jimmy

    Good to know I’m not the only one who writes love notes after getting blasted on Wild Turkey.

  6. billytheskink

    I rather enjoy the fact that Les is a bad writer in more ways than one.

  7. Now he has a new excuse to procrastinate.

  8. Chyron HR

    “And then the third worst thing is having a loved one slowly die from cancer, I guess.”

  9. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    “Here, you idiot. Gimme that pad. I’ll tell you what it says. ‘Lisa… save me from that strange woman who… hangs around our house… she’s… only after… my book author money… and is… trying… to come between us… please help your Spanky…’ WHAAAAAAAAAAT???!!!???!!!”


    If only there was some portable device where you could speak into that would record your voice and save them to some cloud based service.