Friday Writing Question: Where do You Start?

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Hello SErs. Harmony here. Happy Friday 🙂 Before I get to today’s question, I want to tell you a joke (yeah, sorry about this) …

A guy brings a squirrel into a bar and sets the cage down.

The bartender says, ‘What’s that?’

‘A mystery writer.’

‘What? That looks like a squirrel.’

‘Yeah,’ the guys says, ‘he’s a squirrel and he writes mysteries.’

The bartender shakes his head. ‘How can a squirrel write a mystery?’

The guy says, ‘Easy, he starts at the end and works his way back.’

Okay, so right about now, you’re probably shaking your head and wondering which asylum they’re gonna put me in.  …

This comes from the final chapter of ‘The Last Fifty Pages’ by James Scott Bell, whose book I showcased back in April (which you can find HERE). And the [ahem] great joke(!) does have a point to it…

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