I write badly, therefore I am a would-be terrorist

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HoustonChronicle.com – I write badly, therefore I am a would-be terrorist
“I don’t think of myself as a dangerous character. Neither, I think, do the lively old ladies who routinely trample me on the escalators at Neiman Marcus. Nor the other software salesmen who race past me into early retirement. Nor, above all, the publishers and agents who seem to take unabashed pleasure in routinely shredding my dream of hanging up my salesman’s shoes and becoming an author.

But it turns out we’re all wrong about me. Just ask John Ashcroft.

Frankly, I didn’t think I had the stuff – neither compelling dialogue for my probably-never-to-be-published novel-in-progress, nor the aura of a cold-blooded killer – until a few weeks ago, when my flight from New Orleans landed at Dallas’ Love Field.”

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