'An animal is a chemical reaction so unstable that it is instantly reversed at death.'
from In The Blood by Steve Jones
My first attempt at co-authoring a story has ended in tears. I stubbornly insisted that our story should start when the female protagonist gets kidnapped by ninjas and not when she is on a ‘romantic date’ for no reason relevant to the rest of the story. My 8 year old son then ran off in tears.