Just the Way it is.

“A man who is not born with the novel-writing gift has a troublesome time of it when he tries to build a novel. I know this from experience. He has no clear idea of his story; in fact he has no story. He merely has some people in his mind, and an incident or two, also a locality, and he trusts he can plunge those people into those incidents with interesting results. So he goes to work. To write a novel? No–that is a thought which comes later; in the beginning he is only proposing to tell a little tale, a very little tale, a six-page tale. But as it is a tale which he is not acquainted with, and can only find out what it is by listening as it goes along telling itself, it is more than apt to go on and on and on till it spreads itself into a book. I know about this, because it has happened to me so many times.”

Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson and Other Tales

“Man…you said it all!”

~ D. W. Good, Trying to spread his six-page tale into a book.

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About David W. Good

I'm an ordinary Joe with extraordinary dreams. On the ordinary side; I'm a husband, a father, a grandfather - not to mention a brother, uncle, grand uncle, cousin, nephew and so on. My passions include photography, writing, model railroading, music, painting, sketching and much much more. I hope that some of my passions prove to be enjoyable and entertaining to others about me. A creative soul loves to share beauty, mystery and love. View all posts by David W. Good

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