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My name is Alexander Gordon Smith, and I'm the author of various books including The Inventors series and the brand new Furnace series.

This is my blog, and is where I talk about books, writing and, well, probably other stuff too...

Money makes the world come to a screaming halt...

Money makes the world go round. It's an old adage that goes down well with yuppies and parents (especially when you're young and don't want to get a job). But I think it's one of the greatest fallacies of all time. Money doesn't make the world go round, it makes everything come screaming to a halt and stops good ideas from getting anywhere. Money grounds us in all the wrong ways, especially when it comes to contracts and rights for creative ideas.

Now stories, stories are what make the world go round, and more than this they help us define our place in the world, help us hold on when the world is spinning so fast it feels like we'll hurtle off into outer space. But not only does money not make the world go round, it stops stories from making the world go round too. Money imprisons all the good ideas in some dark and horrid place leaving the world to go round without them.

Now, you may have guessed I'm ranting about something, and yes I guess I am. I can't really go into much detail now because it's about a deal that's still up in the air. But let's just say that, if it wasn't for complications over rights and contracts and money then The Inventors might soon be appearing on the telly. The company that are interested just want to tell great stories, and I do to. But alas, at the end of the day, it all comes down to money.

Anyway, rant over. I'll keep you informed about what happens. I'm so excited about the prospect of this happening so keep your fingers crossed!

PS. Started a new book this morning so I'm feeling very happy about that!

PPS. But I do have to pay my tax today, which is pants.

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