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Monday, January 30, 2012

WRITING WITH THE STARS by Linda S. Glaz


Original post Sept. 28,2010

Wow, great idea for a reality show.
Stephen King steps up, writes a couple paragraphs and then the“guest” writer fills in the rest. When done, the winning“guest” gets a publishing contract with Harper Collins,Simon and Schuster, Zondervans or any other publisher of his/her choice.

HEAVEN HELP US! SIGN ME UP!

Now, that’s the way it should come to us.Wrapped in a bow and filled with all the goodies the literary world has to offer, but . . .

REALITY REARS ITS UGLY HEAD
and here we are, plugging away at the keyboard, not with Stephen King, but with the cat,or the dog, or the ferret or (fill in your own helper). Chris Harrison isn’t holding a rose, waiting for us to finish the next great American novel.
“Will you accept this publishing contract?” And he hands us the rose.

WAKE UP, STUPID! WRONG SHOW!
Jeff Probst might be closer to reality. After all, to make it in writing, you need to persevere and be . . . A Survivor!

5 comments:

Rick Barry said...

Linda, your post reminds me of a time I needed to pick up two friends at the Indianapolis airport. Both are Survivor fans. So, as I waited at the bottom of the escalator in the baggage claim area, I wore a Survivor cap and held a sign that read "Jeff Probst." I had a hard time not laughing at the curious looks and stares of arriving passengers. Some lingered to see if the real Probst was about to appear. Funny thing was, only two people approached to ask about Jeff, and both of them were professional limo drivers. Everyone else stood at a distance and watched...and waited. Hilarious!

Diana said...

Keep on keepin on...and Rick- you are a hoot!
Thanks to both of you for making my Monday morning start a good one :-)

jill said...

I will definitely remember that simile. (Though I have to admit I haven't seen any of the shows!) Doesn't it seem more like Lost at times?? Funny though, that is the title of a talk on writing I have.

Heather Marsten said...

Thanks for the laugh today - I was feeling that working on my book was more like - Mission Impossible,
but I will be a Survivor. and do my CSI (Crafting Scenic Interest). I am scene description challenged. I'm also attempting to compete in the Biggest Loser - as I ditch those extra words and tighten prose.

You created a monster. Have a blessed day.

Linda Glaz said...

All to say, never give up.
To the survior goes the prize.