Thinking Outside the Box

Truth is truly stranger than fiction.  Not sure what I mean?  Watch this video.

No matter where you stand politically, can you see pitching this story to an editor and having her say, “Excellent!  Run with it!”  I can’t, because I keep hearing that little editorial voice saying, “The voters would be angry they were lied to.  This would completely backfire.”   But it didn’t. The supporters of this library succeeded because they thought outside the box.

How would thinking outside the box effect your current work-in-progress?

One thing that I know for certain.  Whenever I hear an editor say “Think outside the box,” I’m going to smile.


2 thoughts on “Thinking Outside the Box

  1. Wow! That is just amazing. I’m glad their unconventional plan succeeded so well! I can’t imagine not having a library in my town and I would have been furious if a bunch of Tea Partiers had succeeded in shutting down my library just to save a little money.

  2. They spent a lot of time inundating social media and the like with their side of the story. Cute video. Libraries are one of my favorite free resources and they are more than just the books. They are reference materials, audio-books, magazines, events, a gathering place, etc. I’m always amazed when I step into the library and see all the new technology available.

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