Don’t dig there, dig it elsewhere
You’re digging it round when it ought’a be square
listen to the inimitable Bernard Cribbins sing it on here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGk4AKOwJbc
I was reminded of this song earlier today when I saw 5 workmen around a hole in the pavement. One man was actually digging the hole, the other 4 were standing about in various relaxed poses watching him do the work. Maybe they were acting as a kind of barrier from the wind or something because nothing else made sense to me. I mean, you don’t need much instructions to dig a hole do you? You just get your shovel and dig. Or could they possibly be part of a relay team?; one man at the time, dig furiously for 10 minutes, then you hop out and the next in line hops in. Yeah, that could be it.
I don’t know what any of the above has to do with writing, but I do know that we writers often dig ourselves bloody great holes – and invariably have no idea how to get out of them again!
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