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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Smiles and truisms to start off your week...

cj Sez: I know. I’m supposed to post an interesting and informative blog for our Lyrical Pens followers. 
 Well, I procrastinated again (actually I spent all day Saturday at granddaughter’s soccer games they won both of them, yay) so, instead of newsy items, I’ll pass along some smiles and truisms that show up on my computer screen with regularity.

Noun-verb agreements
I write.
You write.
He writes.
She writes.
They write.
We all revise . . . a lot.  

It’s funny how Red, White, and Blue represent freedom . . . until they’re flashing behind you.
I am a professional writer. I can tell lies with a straight face.

But I’m a piker when it comes to atoms.
You can’t trust them.
They make up everything.

At two a.m.: “I need to stop, I whispered to myself as I started reading another chapter.” (cj Sez: Been there, did that.)

James Watkins: “To survive as a writer, you must develop a tough hide and a tender heart . . . and never, ever get the two switched.”

Here's the key I wish I had when I'm on deadline: 

Diablo Cody: “I don’t have a formal rewrite process. I just compulsively groom and re-groom scenes like a cat with OCD.”  (cj Sez: My method exactly.)

We are all precious in the sight of the Lord.
He may shake His head a lot, but we’re still precious.

You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

“Bad Day at Round Rock” short story in The Posse anthology
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