Sunday, August 03, 2003

(insert lots of apologetic swearing here)

It looks like Live Journal and Blogger have just done that thing that they did once before, where Live Journal decides to repost a week's worth of Blogger posts at once. I'm really sorry if I've just clogged up your live Journal friends page with stuff you've already read.

If any of you have any ideas why it's happening (and how it can be fixed), please let me know.

In the meantime, my apologies.

Over at the month-long discussion about American Gods has just come to an end. I answered a few questions, but they really didn't need me.

Fascinating segment on Radio 4's SUNDAY program about the Iraquis who believe that Saddam has power over a Djinn that he keeps in a stone, which is how he has remained alive this long...


Hi Neil,

I was wondering if you have written anything you feel would be appropriate as a theatrical monologue. I am an actress frustrated with the ordinary and mundane nature in which most writing for the stage seems to occur these days. Currently, I am seeking material which is, beautiful, dark, thought provoking, and imaginative to take to a workshop entitled "Choreographic Theatre". Anything spring to mind that you have written or admired from another writer?

- Siah

Well, I've had several e-mails from people who've done Sam's "I believe..." speech from American Gods as audition pieces and monologues, and others who've had success (or extreme failure) with "Babycakes" from Smoke and Mirrors... If anyone has any other suggestions, let me know...