So what did you think about how the Harry Potter series ended? Were you happy? Did you feel ripped off? It’s important to get the ending right as you’ll see at the end of this post.
First: did you ever have one of those days when you just feel like you’re running fast and getting nowhere? Myndi Shafer knows how you feel. This is hilarious.
On that subject, do you feel that your present job fulfils you? Well then perhaps you should be a manhood operator. A happy manhood operator. This post comes to you via August McLaughlin, from her days as an actress. Just brilliant.
If you’re not happy in your work, you can always quit. But what do you say to everyone on the day you leave? It’s hard to find the right words, but this person did in a group email to his co-workers. But if you don’t like colorful language, don’t look.
Some will say that if we’re not happy doing what we’re doing, we’ve only one person to blame. I really liked this, from Ingrid Schaffenburg: we are our concept:
Of course we have to be old enough to form our own concept of ourselves. I hope this little baby is not too messed up later by her mother’s concept of who she is. For some reason I find this picture disturbing. You may just laugh. I suppose it depends on what you think of Jessica Simpson.
At least Rick Santorum has no illusions of who he is. He is convinced that smart people just won’t ever like him. Got that in one. Thank you for the compliment, Rick.
So finally: why your novel should always have a satisfying ending. Otherwise you’re going to upset people. And there’s some readers you just don’t want to upset …
Mark d’Arbanville has the ‘perfect life’: a successful writer, he is happily married with a teenage son.
But when he falls in love with another woman, Mark’s life unravels, exposing regret, estrangement and heartache. Yet as his marriage falls apart Mark still can’t let go. Nor can his lover, Anna, who won’t leave her husband. When Mark finally does make the break, the effect is catastrophic – his wife commits suicide. The circuit breaker comes when Mark finds his dead wife’s journals, and in their pages discovers a man – himself – he can barely recognize.
He is forced to take stock of who he is and how men and women live their lives.
THE NAKED HUSBAND takes a candid look at the way men think, act and feel inside a relationship. Shocking, disturbing but impossible to put down, it’s a novel for every woman who ever found the reality of sex and marriage so different to the fairytale, and wondered why.