or better still, I'll write a book and Dan can plagiarize it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of 3dwavedave
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 11:52 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Dan Glover
> Subject: Re: MD Authors Rights
> 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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