Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Old Farmer Advice

Good Tueday, friends! I've got another book for use to study together called Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King. We will start that tomorrow. I've got to decide how to present the lessons.

In the meantime, here is some sage advice that I got from my friend Ric...enjoy!

An Old Farmer's Advice:

* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong.

* Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

* A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

* Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.

* Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

* You cannot unsay a cruel word.

* Every path has a few puddles.

* When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

* The best sermons are lived, not preached.

* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen, anyway.

* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

* Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.

* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

* Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

* The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'."

* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

* Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

* If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

* Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

4 Comments:

  1. Bernita said...
    Goody, Bonnie!
    More tips.
    Dennie McDonald said...
    Don't judge folks by their relatives.

    can I have this on a t-shirt

    pretty purple
    Dana Y. T. Lin said...
    "* Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen, anyway. "

    OKay, Bonnie, I'll stop worrying about becoming the next Dorothy-Parker-JKRowling-Jackie-Chan-writer-martial-artist-whatnot. =)
    Rulan said...
    Hi Bonnie, love the new template. Nice and clear to read. Top marks. :)

    You said..."I've got another book for use to study together called Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King. We will start that tomorrow."

    Okay, tomorrow's here. It's Wednesday in New Zealand. Come on, on with the next lesson. Hurry, hurry. :)

    Oh, did I tell you I've applied for a course in editing? Muahahaha

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