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This game was played seven years ago today.

I'd like to direct your attention to the bottom of the third which went like this.

Flyout, flyout, home run, home run, home run, home run, strikeout.

Chase Wright was never again seen in Fenway Park. He ended his career with ten innings pitched and five home runs allowed.
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This writing session is brought to you by The Beatles.

"Christ, you know it aint easy..."
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Dear Everyone on the Internet who isn't a Writer,

Sometimes you like to ask writers where we get our ideas. This is irksome even to complete nobodies like myself because ideas are the easy part. If I really wanted to, I could probably come up with ten ideas a day even on days I don't leave my house--which, to be honest, is most of them.

They aren't always going to be good ideas. Often they'll just be ideas for a character or a scene or a premise or a line of dialogue and it will take a lot of work to turn that into something that's worth the time to read.

But damnit, ideas are easy.

Case in point. The attached post, brought to my attention by The Passive Voice includes the line "And no author, no matter how wealthy, can sue the whole world."

The idea is frightfully obvious.

An incredibly wealthy author--Stephen King, James Patterson, whoever, I don't care--sues the whole world.

Right off the bat, it's got two things going for it. There's conflict because the author is suing over something he doesn't like. What that might be, I dunno, but the first thing my brain spit out was that his child comitted suicide. Also, the protagonist is someone who is both incredibly rich and the underdog and really, how often does that happen?

So, yeah, ideas are easy, execution is hard.
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And this writing session is brought to you by Revolver.

This was, in fact, the album that made me go out and get a CD player.

Listening to Tomorrow Never Knows on an endless loop was quite entertaining in my high school days.
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This is one of the first CDs I ever listened to, when my dad bought it. I listened to Eleanor Rigby on repeat for days and days in one of my more depressive phases. Good stuff.
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And this writing session comes to you courtesy of Abbey Road.

"Got to be a joker, he just do what he please."
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Hey Writerly Types,

If you want to watch someone write a book, the fine folks at the Self Publishing Podcast are making that possible.

They're doing a kickstarter campaign that will, if successful, enable folks to essentially watch them write a book. Sounds riveting, no?

You'll see the meetings where they figure out what the hell they are going to write. You'll see the drafts. You'll see the meetings where they tell each other they suck. You'll see the revisions, the marketing meetings, maybe even a field trip to Dave's basement.

Join us as we write a novel live in 30 days while the world watches. We'll show EVERY. LITTLE. THING. that goes into writing a novel.

Please share this project with your writing friends, or anyone who enjoys stories!
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I have a question for those of you with the brilliance to follow baseball.

Who's the bigger douche, Carlos Gomez or Brian McCann?

Note, they are different kinds of douche so the answer may well be "Both of them," as, frankly, there's a lot of douche in the world.
Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez said Monday a conversation with his parents gave him insight into a brawl he helped touch off a day before in a victory over the Pirates. "We know it's not good for baseball," Gomez recalled telling his parents.
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While I don't "follow" it closely enough to have an informed opinion, I suspect the answer is, indeed, "both of 'em." That's how it usually rolls.
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There are a lot of posts about making lists for awards and the appropriateness thereof.

Amal El-Mohtar wrote one that challenged my utterly irrelevant opinion on the matter.

It's good stuff, and you should read it if you give a damn about awards.

You cannot with one breath say that you wish more women were recognized for their work, and then say in the next that you think less of people who make others aware of their work. You cannot trust that somehow, magically, the systems that suppress the voices of women, people of colour, disabled people, queer people, trans people, will of their own accord stop doing that when award season rolls around in order to suddenly make you aware of their work. You MUST recognize the fact that the only way to counter silence is to encourage speech and make room for it to be heard.
We need to have a serious talk about awards and eligibility and the awkward eggshell-dance people feel obligated to do every time this year. Recently I went on a tear on Twitter because I saw women...
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In first grade, my teacher asked the kids to vote on what book she was going to read to us during story time. I raised my hand for one thing. The entire rest of the class raised their hand for The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.

I have been holding minority opinions and reading fantasy stories ever since.
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