Saturday, July 25, 2015

Exposé of Cliché

When it comes to writing, anything goes, and I'm not just whistling Dixie. All's fair in love and war so when the going gets tough the tough get going. New agents are always looking for that diamond in the rough to put a feather in their cap, but some don't know shit from Shinola, and it's a foregone conclusion that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

When the chips are down, read between the lines. A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step, and a good rule of thumb is to avoid half-baked ideas. A publishing house divided against itself cannot stand if their writers are jacks of all trades and masters of none. It’s as plain as the nose on your face; you can’t judge a book by its cover. It is true that a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but some new agents are a few sandwiches short of a picnic with a face only a mother could love. A necessary evil, they are a shot in the dark. Money they make is a drop in the bucket, so they have a chip on their shoulder. Don’t beat a dead horse. Better safe than sorry.

New agents can’t hold a candle to The Real McCoy. A rolling stone that gathers no moss, it’s all in a day’s work. They bust their chops to bring home the bacon come hell or high water, so credit where credit is due.

Avoid the dark horse. They can’t cut the mustard, and come up a day late and a dollar short.    

Gee, that was a hoot! 
And I barely got into the “Ds.”
Time flies when you’re having fun.

See you later alligator.

By the way, on your way out, don’t let the door hit you in the—
Well … you know.

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