AGENT QUERRY #1

Literary Agent: You with the face,

Can you get me some money so I can quit my job and finish this fucking novel? This is the “greatest novel in the fucking world.” That was in quotations so you can’t question it - I read it somewhere on the internet so it’s fucking true.


IF not, you can also pre-order a copy at www.guylaen.com/thesouthend.

THIS PLACE

There’s a dry heaving cold in the dark of midwinter. I’ve always hated it.

It’s been said that we are the heroes of our own stories. I’m not the hero of mine. The hero of my story has always been someone that I’ve aspired to be, and for a very short while, I was - but in the blip of my existence that period of time was the blink of an eye.


ON RIFFING

Riffing is the biological design of comedians - I think. That's not a scientifically researched statement, so don't take that as fact. I just thought I'd throw that out there. It's probably not true but it sounds good, doesn't it?

THOUGHTS ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAUGHTER AND JOY

John Hodgeman asked John Cleese why jokes are funny. Cleese said that people always confuse humor with laughter. And that there is a difference, but they overlap. Something which I've been stewing on pensively over for the last few months.