Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.
If I post a music video every Monday, or every other Monday, or on random Mondays when I feel like it, I will officially be playing more music than this channel on your cable box called MTV.
That channel, which was once proud and powerful, is now apparently dedicated to documentaries about the fake-tanning habits of young, unmarried losers in New Jersey with gelled hair and steroid problems and fake body parts.
Yes, I know the men and women on that show share the fake-tanning thing but not the steroid (men) and silicon (women) problems. HOWEVER: if you hired an anthropologist, and described their daily activities using numbers instead of names, that anthropologist would conclude that all members of this species spend the same amount of time (a) on their hair, (b) applying bronzer, (c) eating, (d) mating with random losers, (e) mating with each other when random losers are unavailable and (f) getting into fist-fights in bars. THEY ARE THE SAME.
Watch this insane video by Florence + The Machine, then use your literary powers of deconstruction to figure out what it’s trying to say.
I believe the alien go-go dancers are a tribute to all the green alien women Captain Kirk conquered back in the 1960s, and that the end of the video pays homage to the only good scene in X-MEN: THE FINAL COUNTDOWN OR WHATEVER when Famke Janssen, who rocked as an evil Bond girl in Goldeneye, went nuts and turned all these bad guys into dust because Hugh Jackman refused to go steady with her.
Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.