Fun Fridays – January 19, 2018

Could you make a paper airplane out of a manila folder? Maybe. But doubtful it would look like this.

I found this story to be a metaphor for those who write. Those who choose each word carefully with the precision of an x-acto knife. Painstakingly crafting their art over years. And being unafraid to delete what doesn’t work.

9 Responses to Fun Fridays – January 19, 2018

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    Carrie Turansky January 19, 2018 at 5:35 am #

    Hi Steve, this was so fun, especially considering the research I did for my next novel, Across the Blue. Learning about early aviation and airplane design was so interesting! You might like this video that shows some of those crazy early designs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp7MHZY2ADI

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    Melissa Henderson January 19, 2018 at 6:35 am #

    WOW!!!! Amazing!!!

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    Mark Alan Leslie January 19, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    I’m jealous of that level of patience and concentration.

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    Karen Bell January 19, 2018 at 7:30 am #

    Amazing! I noticed he is not wearing a wedding ring. Ha!

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    Christine Malkemes January 19, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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    Vanessa Burton January 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    That plane is fantastic! What a great story of patience, endurance and skill!

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    Robin E. Mason January 19, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    how awesome is this!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE miniatures!!! and plan to design and build a house much like this guy has done with the airplane!! might have to write it into a story sometime…

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    Tisha Martin January 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

    Wow, that’s incredible! I enjoyed this video and the analogy. True words, Steve, as I work on my first chapter for the twelfth time, getting just the right words and scene… I think the characters are starting to get confused at where exactly their place is in the opening!

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