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the beginning. . .

The thrilling life of the author.

I have plowed through dozens of pages of what will probably be a novella. One character just made a smart-alecky and very silly comment to another, who will briefly think of it as a silly comment.

That was the original inspiration for the story. But it's not quite Tolkien's observation that he wrote The Lord of the Rings to have a world with the greeting "Elen sila lumenn’omentielvo, a star shines on the hour of our meeting," because I'm not even sure it will stick around. . . after revision.

Sometimes the original inspiration doesn't even make it into the outline, so it's gotten farther than most.
Tags: dialog, inspiration, writing
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