Demo #2The Effective Log: It’s More Than Just Lumber<br />Tommy Jolly<br />The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.<br />—Dave Barry<br />
The Inquiry Question<br />How can I make yesterday’s news engaging for today’s audience?<br />I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts . —Will Rogers <br />
Step 1: Provide Breakfast<br />Quiche is effective!<br />Flavorful<br />Sophisticated<br />Healthy<br />Delivery (of food) is really a combination of two of my favorite activities: eating, and not moving.<br />Jim Gaffigan<br />
Step 2: Set the Bar High<br />…So that everyone else can walk under it comfortably.<br />Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.<br />—Steven Wright<br />
Step 2 (Continued): Go the Extra Mile<br />Dolleen and Kristen<br />Photos + Barry Manilow = Inexplicably Awesome<br />My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. —Rodney Dangerfield<br />
Step 2: Believe Everything Lorraine Wynn Says<br />She’s fond of comedy.<br />She knows brain research.<br />She loves the English language.<br />
Lorraine (Continued)<br />She knows cartoons.<br />She makes banana dances accessible to the general public.<br />No other characteristics are necessary.<br />
Step 3: Write and Share<br />We wrote. Then we read it.<br />I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth. <br />—JaneaneGarofalo<br />
Step 4: Innovate!<br />Why read another rewrite of The Notebook when you can read Nick Sparks 2.0?<br />Summarize a career’s worth of experience in twenty minutes.<br />Wonder to yourself what crazy David Milch stories our guest might have…<br />
Step 5: You Can’t Sum Up Writing Time<br />So don’t try. Just quote somebody:<br />I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper. <br />—Steve Martin <br />
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