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Two Thoughts On Writing
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From the Refdesk Thought of the Day:

"The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated."
- William James

Is this the real reason we all write and some of us strive to get published?

Then there was this O.J. Simpson news item. It seems that Newsweek published a story for its current issue paraphrasing the chapter of O.J.'s notorious book in which Simpson was supposed to have described how he would have committed the murders, if he had committed them. Simpson claimed the account was nothing more than a fabrication by the book's ghost writer and he didn't like it either:

When the proposal for a book was brought to him, he implored the publishers not to include the "created half-chapter" about the killings, he said.

However, "they said it was the hook that would sell the book," Simpson said.

Well, of course, anything for the almighty hook. Poor Juice. Just doesn't understand the publishing business. Good thing he's not looking for an agent.

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