Thursday, November 10, 2011
I learned a new writing technique today, a friend told me about it, side stories.
Say you are working on a character and get stuck. You don't know how to move them through the situation you are in with them. White screen stares in your face saying you will never be a writer!! OMG!
Well you just open a new window and take your character on a side story! Say your character is a church going family man who never even thinks of a bad thing, well, write him hiring an escort and killing a pedestrian drunk driving as a side story. Just make up shit! Outrageous ridiculous stuff that never would see the light of its ink on paper.
Side story. It gets the creative stuff moving again and no one has to see.
Funny idea, sort of like life and that old saying, life is what happens to you while you are waiting for your dreams to come true. Like me waiting for mr wow to seduce me, or well you get the pathetic idea!
Life has side stories, stuff that doesn't fit in the grand scheme, but is there anyway, little diversions, hidden embarasments, petty crimes, and sometimes big ones. I'm not in the mood to tell mine, but maybe tonight I will dream of being the escort in my characters little side story, or the pedestrian and I go to heaven. Yea right!
No big side stories for real me. I drive slow when I have been drinking. Like tonight, but I'm home. 2009 Ravenswood Zinfandel Old Vine Vintners Blend. $11.95. Daddy was out, it was cold and I was watching old french subtitled movies.
Désolé, je suis solitaire ce soir. Femme enfant solitaire avec un esprit agité