It took me a long time to get in touch with what this quote means to me. At least until I got into the edits for PLENZES – Birth Of The Machines I really took this advice at face value.
You don’t have to look far to see this quote is wrongly attributed to Earnest Hemingway. Or see this image is thought to be Hunter S. Thompson. It is actually Bruce Robinson who wrote the screenplay for The Rum Diary.
So- While many of my characters are extremely flawed characters; struggling with booze, anger and waste much of their current lives thinking the world owes them something because their lives did not work out the way they thought life should… I thought I would set the record straight and pass on what little I know about writing and my own life.
And yeah, my characters? They are much like me. Our failures become our resources.