And You Ask Where Novelists Find Material?

Here’s a UK TV listing for a showing of The Longest Day. I screen grabbed it back on Saturday. Why? Because it made me chuckle:

Screen capture of The Longest Day listing on Sky, on Saturday afternoon.
Screen capture of The Longest Day listing on More 4 on Saturday afternoon.

You gotta love it. The British do “subtle” like almost no one else. Notice that the British cast – despite John Wayne’s photo – get first national mention. And also note which country gets last mention…. after even…. the Germans.

I love stumbling on stuff such as that. We all seem hard wired to have a bit of a dig at each other. A couple of decades of encountering the likes of that has helped provide me with material in two novels so far. πŸ˜‰

Happy Monday [grumble, grumble], wherever you are in the world. πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “And You Ask Where Novelists Find Material?

  1. raissadell November 10, 2014 / 8:20 am

    This made my monday better, thanks!! πŸ˜€

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  2. Vidhya November 10, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    I was going to write about this – what is the main ‘ingredient’ for a writer and from where does he ‘procure’ it.! Yours is in a humorous tone… I thought of writing something strong about it πŸ™‚ Good week ahead from India!

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    • R. J. Nello November 10, 2014 / 1:20 pm

      We can’t escape seriousness in life and I write seriously too. But I like fun also: a smile. Sometimes a smile by surprise. We have to remember to inject humor into what we write because so much in life can indeed be very funny! πŸ™‚

      Good day to you too in India! πŸ™‚

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