Oh Laura! You truly are my idol! How are you so successful? Is there a secret to your ways with words or how the creatures just seem to flock to you? I'm but a lowly Mouse Norn trying to eke out an advice column of my own, but ohh! All the other Norns on Albia think it's a terrible idea! Even the Hand laughs at me! What can I do?
- Trainee in Agony
Dear Trainee in Agony,
Don't they understand how difficult it is for a young, enterprising Norn to strike out on their own these days? Don't they realise that being a columnist isn't all glamour, cups of tea and happily tapping away on fancy typewriters? Not only do we often have to demolish the walls of Writer's Block with a giant sledgehammer, but there's also the worry about not giving the right advice. I think it's about time they learned to appreciate your kind and giving nature! Try pretending that you're another creature with a similar problem and write in to your own column, before responding to it with an overly heartfelt and sympathetic reply. Pull on those heartstrings! Not only should this play on the other Norns' consciences, but you'll also be seen as a successful agony aunt to whom others flock to!