you were little and all the sci-fi futuristic talk was that we’d have all our food in pill form. Well, the future is now, but whole meals are in chip (or crisp) form. Here in France, there are cheeseburger and pepperoni pizza flavoured potato chips (the cheeseburger one tastes frighteningly like the real thing) and now fajita flavoured Doritos, which are a big hit in England, according to Google. So I’m having some crunchy fajitas at the moment and wondering if I really need dinner after all.
Some ‘poll’ in France says that National Front candidate Marine le Pen will win the 2012 French Presidential election. Here are five reasons why I think, ultimately, she won’t:
5. French companies will lose contracts, foreign tourism will drop to levels not seen since WWII and food exports will evaporate enough to really hurt farmers even more than they already hurt.
4. She does not have enough people in power to do her campaigning for her.
3. French people do not want to give up socialised medicine and the 35-hour work week.
2. International incident would ensue if she tried to deport every immigrant in France.
1. Even her own party won’t want to elect a woman.
I’ve sketched characters and acts. Hammered out a chronology. Trying the pre-writing organisation strategy seen in The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray. This is the first time I have actually organised a novel before writing it, but this is only my second novel so…maybe at the end of this process, I’ll go back to my old rough and tumble, outline as you go style.