# Pythagorean Theorem

The relationship between the sides in a right-angled triangle can be expressed as a formula. Big whoop-de-doo, right? However, what you might not know is that Pythagoras founded a religion based on this, and other insights into the relationship between mathematics and the gods. Check out this quote of his: “Number is the ruler of forms and ideas, and the cause of gods and demons.”

But yeah, no – don’t rush out trying to find your nearest church – the movement didn’t last for very long. They were chased out of town, à la Frankenstein’s monster.

What lasted slightly longer was … Okay, enough – I confess, I’m at a dead end with this one – I have no more idea how to turn this into a Writing Tip than I have about the composition of the glue under the carpet-tiles beneath my feet.

So …

Here are 10 5 tips for writers who are struggling to do something worthwhile with their given topic:

1. Give it up and get a job digging holes in the road. Hey – don’t knock it as a career choice – people will always want holes. There’s nothing to beat the satisfaction of digging a trench across a freshly re-surfaced road and then partially filling it with the rubble you dug out, the remainder of which you must leave scattered in an untidy heap nearby, and then topping it off with a different grade of tarmac – leaving it slightly humped and uneven, just so that people will know you have been there. Call it a calling card, Keef.