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Third thoughts

One of my favourite authors is Terry Pratchett. His blend of humour, wholly believable fantasy world, parody and philosophy is awesome and every time I re-read a Discworld novel I find something else to marvel at.

In A Hat Full of Sky Tiffany Aching (and yes Sir TP’s choices of names are wonderful)  is being given advice on what it is like to be a witch:

“First Thoughts are the everyday thoughts. Everyone has those.

Second Thoughts are the thoughts you think about the way you think. People who enjoy thinking have those.

Third Thoughts are thoughts that watch the world and think all by themselves.

They’re rare, and often troublesome. Listening to them is part of witchcraft.”

Third Thoughts should be part of every writer’s toolkit – do you have ’em?

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