Why is it my wife will always come home with a lottery ticket in a jackpot week? Statistically speaking, she is more likely to die in the car on the way to the shop than she is to win the $30 million draw.
Why do non-writers think writing is quick? “That should only take you five minutes” are words that drive me batty with the sheer lack of appreciation it shows for what needs to happen before a single word touches paper.
Right. This has to stop. Some of you may already know that I appreciate a good ghost story. But on venturing into Dymocks today, I discovered that the horror genre has apparently been renamed Horror and Romance. The subgenre Paranormal Romance has been with us for a while now, completely baffling me with the ironic contradiction.
One of the most common mistakes of the amateur in any creative field is to assume the rules can be broken. Or worse, ignored. Never mind all those hours of study to master written grammar or artistic composition or the structure of a symphony. To them, that’s just too much hard work delaying the realisation of their genius.