How to Write a Novel

Chico Marx (Fiorello) from the Marx Brothers A Night at the Opera:

So now I tell you how we fly to America. The first time we started we got-a half way there when we run out a gasoline, and we gotta go back. Then I take-a twice as much gasoline. This time we’re just about to land, maybe three feet, when what do you think: we run out of gasoline again. And-a back-a we go again to get-a more gas. This time I take-a plenty gas. Well, we get-a half way over, when what do you think happens: we forgot-a the airplane. So, we gotta sit down and we talk it over. Then I get-a the great idea. We no take-a gasoline, we no take-a the airplane. We take steamship, and that friends, is how we fly across the ocean.

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2 Responses to How to Write a Novel

  1. I love the Marx Brothers. Thanks for this, Robert. 🙂

  2. Robert Freeman Wexler says:

    Hey Jason…glad to be of service.

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