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Updated: Jan 25

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid-in broadside in a cloud of smoke thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: “Wow! What a Ride!”

-- Hunter S. Thompson

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“I can’t stand it to think my life is going so fast and I’m not really living it.”

-- Ernest Hemingway

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

-- Dylan Thomas

Encore: Interlude – “Tommy on writing this story”

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

-- Ernest Hemingway

“Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.”

-- Steven Wright

“Write out the story – rapidly, fluently, and not too critically – following the second or narrative-order synopsis. Change incident and plot whenever the developing process seems to suggest such change, never being bound by any previous design.”

-- H.P. Lovecraft

In re one method to employ in overcoming "writer's block"....

“Sometimes I jus’ sits n’ thinks….other times, I jus’ sits.”

-- Georgeanna Thompson, my mom....

In re me not worrying about how some of my attempts at humor in the story might get taken the wrong way by some readers...

“What are people going to do? Fire me? I’ve been fired before.

Not book me? I’ve been out of work before. I don’t care.”

-- Joan Rivers

Advice on writing a story....

“The end of a story must be stronger rather than weaker than the beginning,

since it is the end which contains the denouement or culmination,

and which will leave the strongest impression upon the reader.”

-- H.P. Lovecraft

Final thoughts:

"I didn’t cheat death, I beat him fair and square.”

-- Keith Richards

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