“Unplug and connect”
“That girl is prettier than a speckled pup”
“Every time someone calls… the phone rings!”
“It’s so nice out, let’s just leave it out.”
“As a writer, I try to use the most gooder english I can.”
“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” Seen on a business card, don’t remember who’s card it was
“Available for golf, and lunch.” Seen on same business card.
“Even though it was well past the morning rush hour, people were still obviously in desperate need of coffee. To be downright honest with any of you that may be looking up from your coffee or tea and reading this, I think it strange that until these massive coffee parlors showed up, we had no idea how desperate our need was for coffee, or tea. We were dying of thirst and did not even know it. We may well have been rescued with only moments to spare.”
~ Edward Cozza, Beverage Journey
About Rex, one of the main characters of Nowhere Yet:
“Rex is the catalyst of chaos. He and Grant have been friends forever, and the exploits of their younger days were quite tumultuous. He is from the eastern US, so they bond over mutual insults. Rex is really smart, yet always seems to look like an unmade bed. He is sometimes a bit too confident, a bit too forward. He has been in some trouble, and has been missing for a while. He loves having large groups of people together. He has a big heart.”
About the correlation between Edward Cozza’s characters’ lives and his movement Unplug & Connect:
“The thoughts and feelings of the people in this series are anything but light. They are all, in their own way, dealing with the loneliness and indecision that comes with the tedium of managing the business of managing their lives. Everyone, or most everyone, goes from an environment of closeness with a number of friends, to being alone and wondering what happened to them, and what happened to all the marvelous times that were sparked by having a beer on a Sunday.
No friends require calendar coordination with extensive detail for any kind of get-together. Why do we not see our close friends? Why do we neglect to hold on to the love of our lives? Why do we not accept signs that are around us all the time? …We need to start treating each other better, and spend more time looking at the people we love and care about, and quit looking at a smartphone, a video game, or a computer. I don’t even put a cell phone in the story until the last page. Tell the folks we care about how much we care, rather than say, “it just didn’t work out.”
“With no offense to the writing conferences out there, and there are some good ones, go to one, go to two, and then get to writing. You have to put pen to paper, because you can have those things with you all the time. Rewrite until you are nearly ill from rewriting…Being friends with other writers is OK, but don’t expect help, certainly not mental stability.”