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Thursday, December 29, 2011

the plot genie visited overnight

and hey! maybe, perhaps, this stupid problem with these stupid people might be solved. I think we might have a Gordian knot which means a simple solution! Time to destroy a character, change a time-line, and maybe insert some scenery.

Suddenly they're no longer stupid people--they'll transform into beloved characters. And the stupidity in the story turns into something akin to cleverness (at least for this minute)

This THIS THIS is why I write. Hours of boredom punctuated by moments of pure terror clarity. **

Scuse me. Got to get back to work.
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**the first time I heard that "hours of boredom punctuated by seconds of terror" I was doing a ride-along with a cop for an article; I was writing a portrait of a cop's life for a magazine. I thought she was amazingly insightful. Heh.

2 comments:

  1. Ain't it amazing? I'm with ya all the way, Kate!

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  2. "Hours of boredom punctuated by seconds of terror" is also used commonly by ER physicians.
    FYI :)

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