The writing of the single-celled organism story

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The whole purpose of this blog is to bring people with me on a journey as I write a short story collection called Animal Stories—a collection in which the first story will be narrated by a single-celled organism, and the last story narrated by a human being.

I began the collection way back in 1995, but drifted away from it around 1999, and then resumed work on it again until earlier this year. And when I resumed that work, I did so by writing the first story for the collection. That’s right, this year I wrote a short story narrated by a single-celled organism.

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When the 80/20 rule argues for perfectionism

This post is about the 80/20 rule, and how it sometimes stands for the opposite of what most people think, how it tells when and why it’s important to be a perfectionist.

I assert that the 80/20 rule argues for perfectionism in my case, as I write a fictional short story about single-celled organisms. What? Yep, that’s what I’m working on.

I also assert the 80/20 rule argues the same for most works of art.

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