There are many ways not to throw a hand grenade. Underarm for instance. Or while teaching your dog to play fetch. But in a minute, I’ll show you the very worst way.
But before we get to that, in this weeks’ mash we’ll be having a look at:
INSPIRASHUN: In 1941, during the darkest moment’s in British history, Winston Churchill gave a speech at Harrow School and said this:
‘Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in …’
To see a living example of this, watch the story of the ex-paratrooper who was told he would never walk unassisted again. You’ll find this uplifting video at Erica Miles.
INDIGNASHUN: Every writer should read this letter that David Gaughran wrote about the stance taken by the AAR in the agency price fixing suit. Essential reading: find it here. See also what Bob Mayer has to say about this contentious issue for all writers here.
SELF ABSORBSHUN: If you find some high profile twitterati a little hard to take you’ll love Josh Groban putting Kanye West’s tweets into song. It’s hilarious. Find it at Myndi Shafer’s blog.
WRITING EDUCAYSHUN: When you’re writing, more often less is more. More or less. See Jane Friedman’s excellent post here.
EXPLOITATSHUN: The always excellent Joe Konrath discusses Harlequin and agent fails. This is a must read. You’ll find Joe right here, telling it like it is.
CHILD EXPLOITASHUN: Child brides in Yemen fighting back. A sobering story that gives many young women hope. This is not religion; this is just medieval. Posted here at HistoryandWomen
MISPLACED EXPLOSHUN: And thanks for waiting, here it is: a step by step on how not to throw a hand grenade. Full marks to the instructor for saving this guy’s hide. He even cleans up after him …
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