More comparisons, music to fiction

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

One of my more recent large projects is revising a 3DayNovel from a year and a half ago, and, at the same time, revising the sequel that I wrote last NaNoWriMo. These are very plot oriented stories, mysteries, action stories to some extent, and so there is a very definite structure, key points, key activities, […]

Characterization exercise: Mother of a murderer

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Carol sits at her dining room table, her right forearm resting on the table, hand wrapped around a tumbler half full of merlot. She’s leaning forward, elbows supporting her, almost oblivious to the cigarette in her left hand. Her expression is fixed, and she moves only to take another sip of wine, or a breath […]

Bob (characterization excercise)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Bob had worked in sales for years. He and his three co-workers had kept the organization going, kept it moving. They were the ones who enabled the company to reach its goals, each and every time. The city was divided into four sections and together the four of them covered it all, out on the […]