Third thing, I was reading Mur Lafferty's book about writing and was much struck by something she pointed out. Our dreams, the stories we write in our heads and sometimes commit to paper, don't make good books. I think that is true. Why is that?

@Toliver As I've said earlier: dreams are like assholes — we all see them every now and then.

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