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Long Live Napoleon Solo

The middle of September 1964 was one of the most historic periods in world history.  Rarely has humanity seen the kind of cultural shift that occurred fifty years ago this month.  Subsequent generations will never be the same. In one week, families, friends, fiends, fish and fun boat-rides changed forever, because fifty years ago this month, the following television programs premiered on U.S. television:

The Munsters

The Addams Family

Bewitched

Gilligans Island

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Flipper

Gomer Pyle, USMC

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Pause for a moment and reflect on how truly blessed the world was to have such amazing and important cultural gifts.

(Cue the musical theme from Jeopardy, which also premiered earlier in 1964.)

OK…that’s enough reflection.  After all, you don’t want to over-think the significance of this, and get a headache.

Today, let’s come up with ideas of what it takes to create something that lasts fifty years or more. Using the examples of the TV programs listed above, make some observations on the following question:

How do you create something today so that a random blogger will be writing about it fifty years from now?    

Today is your turn. Whether you saw some of these TV programs in their original black and white broadcast glory fifty years ago or last week in reruns or Roku, let’s see if you have any ideas what made them stick around for half a century!

By the way, I know why the Minnow crashed, stranding the passengers and crew…they had so much stuff packed into that little boat, there was no way it could remain stable in a storm!

 

 

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How To Stumble Onto Your Brand…

Erin Taylor Young has a remarkable gift for making her readers laugh out loud even as she’s delivering hard truths about living a life of faith. Her down-to-earth writing style invites readers into the books that God has given her and sends them away refreshed and assured that we’re not …

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Fun Friday – Sept. 12, 2014

The message in today’s video is so powerful that I had to share it. The message cuts to the core of why we work so hard in the publishing industry to tell stories, both fiction and non-fiction. To bring redemption, hope, and new life to those around us. This video was …

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Novel Settings: City or Small Town?

Recently a faithful blog reader posted a question in response to my post on setting. She wondered why more Christian fiction isn’t set in large cities, and if there is a way to write the story to make a big city feel like a small town. Opportunity Versus Roots I grew …

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Proposals: Creating a Strong Hook

Last week we tackled the proposal synopsis. The cool thing about creating that aspect of the proposal first is that you can use it as the springboard for your hook: those few lines at the beginning of your proposal that draw an editor/agent deeper. (One note here: many writers have …

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