and even better still, you write the book using the archived dialogues,
changing all the names to pseudonyms, steal Dan's title "Lila's Child.",
credit no one except yourSELF, in doing so become wildly rich and
famous, and use your wealth and fame to become a world fashion leader
thus able to go to the opera in your pajamas. But, still buy all the
tickets, dress like Victorian matron, and go by yourSELF.
> or better still, I'll write a book and Dan can plagiarize it.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of 3dwavedave
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 11:52 AM
> > To: email@example.com; Dan Glover
> > Subject: Re: MD Authors Rights
> > Dan, Diana, All
> > Diana from her MOQ Book post:
> > > Any other suggestions?
> > Yes
> > 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
> > thoughts.
> > 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.
> > 3WD
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