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Skeptic. So as you can see I've started my monthly Blog with
a very serious word. Mega serious. Titanium (which is more precious, hence more
valuable than platinum, which a few years ago was one leg up on gold), serious.
Picture me, mouth pointed down, brows furrowed, teeth nattering, eyes pinpricks
of squinty fire, that's how serious that word is.
done, back to my usual mad as a thimble-full-of-olive-oil look. Man, that first
paragraph is a killer. You're probably skeptical of me, but I'll stick to
serious in my novels from now on.
one of the best books on writing I ever read was titled, 'There's A Monkey In
My Swimming Pool'. The opening page simply read, 'What If?' In big letters.
mind was racing on ten different tangents. I wanted to grab a pencil and start
jotting down what was ricocheting around in my subconscious.Not to mention that I had just eaten my
Frank's 'He puts that hot &$@*' stuff on everything meaner-than-junkyard-dog-fed-a-cordon-bleu-chicken-burger
taco wrap. So needless to say, there were a few other things wanting to blast
out of me as well. But that is a tale of gastric malodorous woes for another
next page simply read, 'Is your mind racing?'.
was. I was hooked and bought the book.
page read, 'Congrats, you are a born writer'. Which when I got home I was
beginning to think, I got ripped off for buying a book for $15.95 and getting
three words a page, why didn't I think of it?
page, 'Now write, damn it, write'.
I did, filling twelve pages with some silly story that didn't win me a Pulitzer
Prize (and for those that know me, know I'm a very serious chap). See beginning
paragraph if you don't believe me.
I'm serious at least on the 9th and 14th of the month, between the hours of
3:14-4:48 AM. Which thankfully I'm usually asleep dreaming of being on the
planet from the movie 'Amazon Lust Slaves From Hell' and my job is to service
the kitchen dishwasher, while the other denizens of the planet (all female of
course), run around naked.Well I
did say, 'From Hell'. If the movie was titled 'From Heaven', I'd be the only
serviceable male and I'd be raking in the dough unplugging all of the toilets.
So some are probably thinking what is the point of this blog
by now. Give me a moment to think of something....
something unusual catches your eye, you hear a great story or are stuck with
writers block, as a writer ask 'What If'.
had writers block once. Think it was the letter F, could have been K, but sure
it was the letter F.
if stuck in a dilemma on a plot outcome, just ask 'What If' or if not a writer
than simply call in the SPCA, throw a dozen bananas in the swimming pool for
the chimpanzee and watch the fun begin.
for the monkey see END NOTE below.
END NOTE: No monkeys or
other animals were hurt, tested on, read to or compromised in any way during
the usage of this blog. This blog has been approved by the WWF and Lovers of
Furry Critters In New Zealand Society.