Dan, Diana, All
Diana from here MOQ Book post:
> Any other suggestions?
I will parallel this post with a private one, Dan, but if you are not
detached by now, sorry to see you go, particularly in this manner. But
it might be all for the better. We shall see.
After the smarting abides a bit ponder this:
You have a quality seed in just the title "Lila's Child" and it is
yours. Now all you have to do is figure out how to make it grow and if
you want it to. If you do, here is a not so 'novel' but practical
approach which I will dedicate to Marco, who's post triggered these
First, you have the archive of all the messages that were sent to you as
part of a continous and ongoing conversation of with you. They're on
your hard drive, they're yours. They are also your cast of characters.
Choose them wisely and direct them well.
Second, You admit you're not a writer, fine, you have the seed, find a
'professional' writer to partner with. Jointly write the NOVEL 'Lila's
Child' based on these internet/discussion group/philosophic/quality
experiences. Is it a "copycat" approach? Absolutely, but if the quality
is there it won't matter, in fact it may even be a plus.
Third, You have two quality patterns on how to weave fact and fiction
into a compelling blend of both.
Fourth, you may even have the ear of the original pattern maker, use it
sparingly and wisely.
Imagine the cover : a sun bleached, sea eroded carcass of a cheap
plastic doll half buried in the sand, one scraggled tuff of blond
polyester gleaming in the hazy sunset.
maybe a forward parroting,
"What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been
changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as
fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of
factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. Itís not
factual on motorcycles, either." (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance, Robert Pirsig 1928-, William Morrow and Company-1974)
The dedication, a given.
Which 'professional' writer? You got it!
Pragmatically, peacefully, and most importantly privately call her
bluff. Then both of you shut up, quietly disappear into computerland,
and do it. She claims to be a writer of some talent, she has a
"Thorough knowledge of ZMM and LILA" in addition to the LS and MoQ
sites, and quite probably has entertained similar thoughts more than
once. Now will it be full of lots of "big sloppy wet kisses" as Roger?
(can't remember) is want to proffer? No, but it could be Dynamic
experience for both. And maybe, just maybe, for all.
Standing on line at Amazon.
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