Sure, I could've led with more hippie stuff about being kind.
Or you could say using reading as an example that a child reads with enough ignorance, with a limited enough view of things, that other things related to the book or story don't matter. One is that you probably already rolled your eyes. The police have been ordered to pay substantial damages to the families of the two dead boys.
And I've learned a lot in those years. Don't pin your self-worth on something you hope might happen further down the line. Posted by Jay Stringer at 3: God, that Sue , she gives me maximum damage when she talks.
As a father of a 13-year old, I find it interesting, to discuss books, movies - art in general - with my kid. Know what you're being asked to do, and when.
Right as she was leaving, she asked for my name and a recommendation of one of my books. Be In The Moment. For me, the large majority of the joy I get from writing is that part, the part I can control. The only way to not be judged is to remain anonymous or in obscurity until your death, and then they'll judge your bones. Is this something you want to make a living out of doing?
Believe me. Faulkner called it a potboiler after the critical response. Liquidated damages in an amount exceeding that needed to reasonably compensate the injured party constitute a penalty and are therefore void.
By a simple realization. Small advances may not set the literary world alight, but can help you build a career and make a few mistakes along the way. But beyond all that: Like, never kill the President of Paraguay with a fork. But there are two things here. See also actual damages.