My research on the new Poor Law began when I challenged myself to write a musical adaptation instead of an original musical. I happened upon a report entitled ‘Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys: by encouraging a new method of sweeping chimneys and for improving the condition of children and others, employed by chimney sweepers’ and found its contents intriguing.
The notion that literary fiction is paradoxical to genre fiction is subjective. Genre fiction involves a writing style targeted to a specific audience focused on plot devices, and literary fiction concerns itself with style and characters over plot; their differences are not enough to disregard the possibility of genre-literary fiction.
Before my tenth birthday, my mother offered me the opportunity to travel to Hawaiʻi to celebrate. One of her clients, living at a beachside mansion in Maui, requested she fly out to the island to conduct business and she convinced her company to send our entire family.
I have always been cautioned not to learn Taoism either from my parents and my friends or even a Buddhist monk I bumped into on the street, because the process of learning was a bummer for whoever wanted to conquer this unknown realm. Taoists themselves even think words cannot be used to understand the Taoist philosophy because they are limited in scope to explain something invisible, something we cannot neither touch nor see, hear nor smell.