Go ahead, add fuel to my fire

On writing
Get the last word, in print.

One of my all time favorite sayings/threats: Don’t f*** with a writer, she will get the final word — in print. It’s a powerful statement and maybe an actual threat, but it’s a good reminder that the things you do and say do not stay in one moment. They, at the very least, will be pulled apart, analyzed and, likely, morphed within the minds of whomever took your words or actions in. And, beyond that, they could be used as inspiration for people’s art. Other writers have had similar, but perhaps less crude, sayings. Case in point Nora Ephron’s “Everything is copy.”

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Countdown to Labor Day

Books read
23 down 25 to go before the end of ’19

Today is Thursday, Aug. 22, which gives us 10 days until Labor Day. You may be asking yourself why I feel this is important, well it’s because I’m behind pace to meet my book goal. Summer is usually the time that I say I will catch up on this goal, and clearly my time is running out. As such, I’m going to challenge myself to close this gap over the next 10 days by reading 5 books.

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Too big to fail

Do you have characters or plot lines that are too big to fail?

I’m not going to lie, I was supposed to write this earlier today, but I’m glad I didn’t. I was sidetracked in some personal drama that brought up the phrase too big to fail. No, I’m not talking about bailing out Wall Street banks, though I think the movie was excellent. But, think about the phrase “too big to fail.” I’ve been meditating on it all day.

What can be too big to fail? Countries? Certainly. Companies, certainly not. Humans? Relationships?

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