Wednesday 26 July 2017

Is it just dumb luck?

When everyone is cheating, says Declan Lynch, getting the breaks is sometimes just down to the roll of the dice

Declan Lynch, author of 'Ponzi Man'. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Declan Lynch, author of 'Ponzi Man'. Photo: Kip Carroll.
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

There are times when I find it hard to be judgmental. Indeed, there are some who would be judgmental about my difficulty in this area, and I can understand that. I do not judge them.

Though it is probably more accurate to say that I don't find it very interesting, being judgmental. You're informed of some terrible thing that some terrible person has done, and once you've delivered yourself of a suitably damning verdict - "What a terrible person he is, indeed" - you're kinda done.

I find there are times when you need a bit more . . . nuance. And if you're in the writing game, embarking on 300 pages of a novel, you probably need all the nuance you can get.

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