"Listen", I said. "I don't know from writing a book. I have all this stuff in my head that I want to get down, but what do write about fiirst? Where do I begin?"
Without looking up from the boxes of detergent to which she was fixing price tags, Denise graciously delivered up a pearl of her accumulated wisdom in a voice of bored but benign condescsension.
"Start off with the saddest thing you can think of and get the audience's sympathies on your side. After that, believe me, it's a walk."
Watchmen, Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons 1986-87.
In other news: the family has returned, domestic strife and I've been made redundant. Hence the lack of blogging ....