Thursday, February 28, 2008


My talk on Sunday went down quite well, people said they were encouraged to go home to their computers and make their own self-publishing dreams come true. If you want to have a look at my slide-show presentation it's on here but bear in mind that the discussion afterwards was the main part.

I've just noticed how odd that cliché is: making dreams come true. It implies that until we take action our dreams are untruths. It also takes for granted that we want our dreams to come true. What about nightmares? Plenty of film-makers cater for a nightmare-loving public so you could say that they make dreams come true. You could also ask what kind of truth are we talking about? Truth as in fact? Truth as in beauty? Truth as in the opposite of lie?

I love indulging in this sort of free-form thinking, starting from familiar words or phrases and just meandering. You never know where you're going to land or if you will land at all. Anyone for free-floating?


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