It is a historical constant that the strong rule the weak, and any shade of liberty enjoyed by the weak is nothing more than the benevolence of the strong. You need guns because the world is full of the strong, and not all of them are benevolent. -John Fogh
There it is, the naughty nonregulation chocolate Gracie Barra gi…. along with a gal who thought she was gonna pass my guard by standing up in it.
On fiction writing:
I think of a first line as the scenery going by in the side window of my car.
I spend a lot of time in the car, and a lot of scenery passes by. Some of it is pretty, some of it is ugly, much of it is redundant and indifferent. It’s not until something catches the corner of my eye that makes me go, "???" that I’ll turn my head for a double-take.
I want the first line of my stories to have that "???" factor. I can’t garantee that you’ll like my MC, or find my scenery pretty, or be interested in the fistfight that’s going on over in the corner…. But the "???" is universal- and almost irresistable.