As an ‘ass’piring author I am learning that truth, history and advice are much easier to write and give than fiction. Fiction is a lot like lying (lol) it takes some planning and thinking. You have to remember what you said about character ‘A’ earlier, because you do not want to repeat it or contradict yourself. You get caught in a lie. LoL
When you get too many characters sometimes it is hard to remember some of the names. Too many names are not good; the work gets too busy. It helps me if I can say ‘the boss’,‘a man’, the lady etc without using names especially when they are not going to be part of the main cast. When I am in the mood, I can get into the story. I hate to make myself write, and then it is not fun.
My first Cousin Ken came over for a visit today. We had a good visit. I strain to hear and one on one I can do all right. Ken has spent his life in the carpet business. He was talking about his time in Saudi Arabia. He said the Carpet plant was the most modern he had ever seen. He started talking about orders of 100-200 rolls of carpet to the Saudi princes. Of course I had to ask,”What in the heck do they use that much carpet for, it doesn’t take that much carpet for the tents I am sure.”
He explained that Saudi Arabia is a welfare state. The Arabs do not work. They are furnished a carpeted place to live(everything belongs to the princes) , and given money. The Saudi family gets $10,000 when a child is born. He said a man’s grandfather may have worked driving camels etc, but his father never did and he himself will never work. Work is beneath them; all work is done by foreigners, Indian, Pakistanis’, Africans, and Americans or from the Pacific Islands. That is why they can stop and pray five times a day.
Thanks for coming by the log,
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