Fun Fridays – August 14, 2020

We all need a smile break. What better than a puppy train?

But since this is a blog about the writing industry, which one is the editor? Which one is the agent? Which one is the writer? Which one is the reader? And why? (Don’t forget the person behind the camera!)


13 Responses to Fun Fridays – August 14, 2020

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    Peter DeHaan August 14, 2020 at 5:32 am #

    I’m the puppy that left the first truck and started walking.

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      Julie August 14, 2020 at 7:33 am #

      The cameraman is the writer watching the fruits of his labor unfold. The agent drives the process while the publishers anticipate yet another inspiring, funny, entertaining novel. The editor partakes of a little refining respite in the caboose.

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    Lana Christian August 14, 2020 at 5:58 am #

    The publisher is in the bike basket, leading everything. The agent and editor (sales team, marketing team, etc.) are in the first truck. The writer is at the back of the train, hoping his work gets noticed. The readers are the dogs running alongside of the caravan, waiting for something good to come of it.

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    Cheryl Coffman August 14, 2020 at 6:03 am #

    I am the puppy that was in the last toy wondering what in the world is going on? Why did the agent put me back here? Do you think I have something to learn from this train thing?

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    Linda Riggs Mayfield August 14, 2020 at 7:28 am #

    Hmm. I’m only the third to comment, but the first two both thought the author was the lone (runt) puppy being dragged along by everything else. That was my first thought, too, and I think that is telling that we all feel that way. But i’d like to think that the writer is the little boy keeping the bike upright and the puppy train of agent, editors, publisher, etc. moving. Without the writer with the skills to ride the bike and the knowledge of whom to get in the train, in what order, and the persistence to get the train going, none of the rest of the train moves at all.

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU August 14, 2020 at 7:53 am #

    Wonderful!! Let me thank you first Steve for putting a BIG smile on my face. As far as I am concerned, the boy riding the bicycle is the author, the puppy in the basket is his novel. All the rest of the team at the back are all the publishing team [ agents, editors, publishers, etc the whole lot]. The camera man is like God.Without the writer, there is no novel and vice versa. Without a novel, there is no publishing industry. Without God watching, guiding and inspiring,we all can’t do anything on our own.
    Wow! Happy Weekend everyone and God bless you all richly in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU August 14, 2020 at 7:54 am #

    Hey Andrew, where is your poem today? Fans are waiting….

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU August 14, 2020 at 7:56 am #

    Just read Linda R Mayfield’s comment now!!! Just realised that we are thinking on the same lines.Wow!!!

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    Bryan Mitchell August 14, 2020 at 9:38 am #

    The author is the bicycler in the traditional sense. They peddle stories and hopefully find an agent willing to hop into their basket. Note the author is closest with the agent. The middle car represents the publisher, where the marketing specialist, editor and designer are all piled up surveying the entire landscape and how this author navigates it. Leaving the puppy in the caboose as the reader who may or not stay on the train. The cameraman is a fan of the author and will follow the train wherever it goes as long as the author keeps churning out stories.

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    Georjean August 14, 2020 at 10:05 am #

    oh for the simple life! What a blessing!!!!

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    Steve Laube August 14, 2020 at 10:11 am #

    You all are having way more fun with the metaphor than I anticipated!

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    JB Blake August 14, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

    It is adorable. The little boy humming as he rode makes it perfect. Regarding the question of where I might be as an author, well, in this case, I’m observing someone else’s work.

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