Laugh along with this author who has just received word of her first contract!
Of course the author only does this after they hang up the phone with their agent.
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You know, sometimes in being exposed to stimulation from the outside environment (like in, out of your mind) things will come to you. This effect is sought after by the true masters of the arts whether it be in writing, painting, film, music, etc.
When writing a great story, feelings, emotions, mental suggestions/images etc. are elicited through words. The mind of the reader, whom the writer doesn’t likely even know, is an integral element in great story. This is, by the way, much of the essence of great success in selling.
In the case of this video it is through visual images, motion and sound that the communication is made. Through painting and music the process is different but the goal remains the same. Communication on a higher and deeper level than what is obvious on the surface.
While viewing this video here is what came to me:
This is what an agents “inner child” is doing on the inside while struggling to keep an absolutely straight face on the outside as they listen quite intently to yet another absurdly ridiculous book proposal.
Sadly, novice agents who sometimes can’t yet control their emotions will burst out in a bout of explosive, hysterical, uncontrollable laughter after hearing for the umpteenth time that “this is the next best seller” or some of the other worn out clichés that have been circulating conferences and workshops since Gutenberg was a pup. Mercifully, in time, they will become seasoned pros who are defensively calloused thereby averting unseemly tirades, accusations, fits and possibly even questioning of parentage of the young bright hopeful who thought it would “be fun” to be an agent. It is unfair to use the cliché about “a woman scorned” being a big problem if you haven’t seen some writers scorned.
It just occurred to me that maybe someone wasn’t aware of the “woman scorned” proverb. (I doubt if someone hasn’t heard of it but hey, out of the millions of people that visit this blog daily its possible.)
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” definition
No one is angrier than a woman who has been rejected in love. This proverb is adapted from a line in the play The Mourning Bride, by William Congreve, an English author of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ( See also Music has charms to soothe a savage breast.)
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I’m so curious to know what the person behind the camera is doing. Hmmm, I’ll image something hilarious up even thought it’s probably something really simple like a fish face. Love how easy some babies laugh 🙂
For a first contract…I’d be getting my dancing on!
Why wait until you hang up? Laughter is best shared. So are yeehaws and hallelujahs.
I think perhaps you’ve got the wrong video embedded above.
Cute… but this one seems a little young even to have written a board book.