Just keep the thing going any way you can

 

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What shouldn’t you do if you’re a young playwright? Don’t bore the audience! I mean, even if you have to resort to totally arbitrary killing on stage, or pointless gunfire, at least it’ll catch their attention and keep them awake. Just keep the thing going any way you can.

(Tennessee Williams )

Just keep the thing going, any way you can is Gert’s motto too, but so far she hasn’t had to resort to arbitrary killing or pointless gunfire.  That’s a thought, though….

George Plimpton The Writer’s Chapbook 193

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Just keep the thing going any way you can

    1. No, no. But the same thing applies to our approach to writing novels. We have had an attempted murder, and a certain amount of violence, but not so far any pointless gunfire. Will have to see what we can do.

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