I’ve said rejections are proof a writer is writing. Unless you are content with journaling and leaving manuscripts and essays in a secret drawer to be found after you have met with an unfortunate event, you are going to have to take a risk. Don’t let my run-on sentence stop you from reading about the […]
This writer took a huge chance on me, the reader, by taking me far far outside my experience. Mark Jude Poirier made me participate in in the story as a gay teacher and for the length of the story I felt his lust for a student at his school. I will think about his motivation and the repercussions of his actions. More than that, I will think about what it was like to be this character.
Walk into my room and come to find one of my Jordan Air Max 360s floating about five foot off the ground. Soon as I see it, my heart kinda go pie-yow! and my neck get hot. Then I smile at my foolish, foolish dumb-ass ass, and I say to myself my brother Ricky had done strung it …
This week I have a scene with Greg, an easygoing office manager and his employee, Mack, a type A who is doing everything he can to undermine, demean and resist his boss’s efforts to complete a big project. It is an example of a dysfunctional relationship.
The Department of Defense has perfected a new weapon, code named Eraser. Much like Facbook’s Block Option, the US Government can find and make individual people disappear. Going beyond the limits of Facebook’s Block, this weapon makes the person vanish from everywhere. Poof. Without a trace. No records. What are you writing about?
Imagine your character as a cube. The surfaces may have huge or subtle differences in color, form, brightness or darkness. A character possesses human traits and emotions, all on a continuum. These characteristics may be muted or amplified depending on era, setting and situation.