It’s Day 15 of National Novel Writing Month. We’re halfway through the 30-day marathon during which a half a million NaNoWriMo participants worldwide, including this one, are trying to draft a complete 50,000-word novel from scratch. So far, so good. I’ve completed nearly 25,500 words toward the goal, in 22 …
As we pick our words and our apples, we should remember that they can become so much more when they inspire others to be creative.
Although the Tom Hanks movie “Captain Phillips” does a good job of telling the story (and Hanks does a good rendition of the captain), the book carries the audience through his personal back story, family life, and an hour-by-hour account of the adventure with the Somali pirates.
One day it’s Robert Frost, the next day it’s an old hit by The Osmonds. It’s amazing what goes through your head when you’re up on a ladder picking apples.
That farmer and this writer have a lot in common.