Let’s Talk with Debra H Goldstein

Saying Nothing in Five Hundred Words or Less
by Debra H. Goldstein

When you already write a minimum of four blogs a month (Booklovers Bench, the Stiletto Gang, Writers Who Kill, and It’s Not Always a Mystery) and then, as part of the promotion of a book that just released, create content for at least thirty more, it sometimes is hard to come up with a fresh idea. There just doesn’t seem to be anything new to say.

But, for a writer, that’s a cop out. The reality is that, to paraphrase Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun. I read that to mean that everything that happens, every idea we have, every word we write, in some way is a recycling of what has come before.

Considering the greatness of words in the Bible and in the many works by bestselling and just starting writers, I believe that to be true. We each simply put our own slant on stories and ideas from the past. Today, as I write this, I think I’ll recycle Seinfeld and admit that I’m going to write about nothing in five hundred words or less.

Or, maybe I did say something. For a chance to win a copy of Four Cuts Too Many, what do you think? How does the replaying of ideas impact you in your life or when you’re reading? (print winner must have US mailing address)