10 truly haunting thoughts

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Photo by Vicky Lorencen

Photo by Vicky Lorencen

In the spirit of Halloween, I bring you ten truly frightening writing-related thoughts . . . (brace yourself)

  1. What if your last great idea really was your last great idea?
  2. What if you were forced to write a trilogy on a manual typewriter—by the light of a jack o’ lantern?
  3. What if Spellcheck had to be obeyed?
  4. What if the publishing industry adopts a Hunger Games style system for awarding contracts?
  5. What if there is, dare I say it, a comma shortage?
  6. What if the silent g and the silent p refuse to remain so?
  7. What if the act of writing causes cellulite?
  8. What if all books were based on 70s TV shows?
  9. What if editors demand all novels include calculus?
  10. What if your big-mouthed muse starts her own blog?

Bonus scary thought–What if Donald Trump writes a bestselling picture book and his hairstyle starts trending? (How hairifying!)

Happy Halloween from Frog on a Dime!

Once we are aware of our fears, we are almost always capable of being more courageous than we think. Someone once told me that fear and courage are like lightning and thunder; they both start out at the same time, but the fear travels faster and arrives sooner. If we just wait a moment, the requisite courage will be along shortly.  ~ Lawrence Block

 

10 responses »

  1. I’m afraid, Ms. Lorencen, that your blog piece, which you considered a spoof, actually hits close to the mark. You are therefore conscripted, I mean, invited to attend the first Writer’s Death Match, I mean, Word Challenge. Bring a very sharp pencil. Oh, and you’re also right about theat comma shortage. I, think, I, used, the, last, one.

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