Of Mice and Coyotes: a Parable for Writers

Let’s say that you and your sweetie (that’s novelist’s talk for novel) are walking along one day, you after the novel, or the novel behind you) …

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Coyotes Going Home from Town, Mid-Afternoon

Don’t forget that the audience is watching. They might be as small as mice, and they might choose to check out your story after you are both gone, but they’re watching.

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Mouse Trail Crossing a Coyote Trail

The thing is, sometimes they are not watching where they are going, at the same time you are only watching where you are going…

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Mouse Reversing Its Tracks in a Hurry

If you didn’t see that, you missed your story.

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