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May 04, 2007



Ha, good one! Actually, what's wrong with a two-sentence novel? I find it rather encouraging. Instead of starting with a 600-page novel, every author should start with two sentences, beside the title and END. Then three, then four, and so on. The feeling of accomplishment would be amazing and encouraging. At some point, someone may just skip the 16-sentence novel to go for a few pages, but without the pressure because the threshold is far behind.

I find my idea absolutely brillant - meaning that it's very late and that one beer is having more of an effect on me than I thought. Good night.

The Missus


That's an awesome story!


You're being too hard on yourself. I never got a Young Author's award. I wanted one terribly of course, but I refused to write about obvious 'suck-up' subjects like "What Christa McAuliffe meant to me". I guess I should have.

That said, I'm sure they got 'A's, but that was just because of my reputation or because I just did what I was told. No awards. Those were given to legitimately original stuff (and the suck-ups).


Supposedly the shortest novel ever written went like this: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never used."

By the way Dave, wanted to say thanks for linking to my blog from your rail.

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