Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September 8


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  1. I suppose if I had to splinter it would either have to be via Gaither or maybe Taz. I'm not really moved to write about the lifeguard. Gaither wants to not be one of those crotchedy old men, but doesn't quite know how to interact with people. Does the setting have to be the same? I feel like I've done all I can with the dog beach unless we're going to have Gaither talking to the other sunhatted people, but I think that may get repetitive.

    If the objective is to make the setting itself richer though, I may have to opt for Taz or the lifeguard.

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    1. No you can have the characters move on and out of here too!!

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  2. Hi John,

    I needed time to regroup after my first ever amazing road trip, driving slowly through the Colorado Mountains from Fort Collins back to Ventura Beach. I will be posting all my lessons today, having started the process yesterday in an attempt to catch up. Thanks for giving us fiction writers a chance to practice at our craft!

    Once you read my story you'll see why I want to expand on Glenda's character, describing how she got into a financial mess, and then why she chose to resolve the issue by gambling.

    ~Carole Avila

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    1. The trip sounds really cool and fun, and the story does too!!

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  3. I think it's obvious that my splinter should be the zombie. Retrace his steps and discover how he became the undead in the first place. And since I have established that he's not the only one, I can even begin to touch on the source. I think I want to keep it first person, let the zombie tell the story, beginning at his "smashing" end, then tell his story.

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    1. That's great! You've already turned the Zombie story idea on it's head. Now you'll do it again!

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  4. John: For the splinter story, it sounds as if you would rather we not use the antagonist. Is that because we'll explore that character in another short story next week? Thanks, Erin

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    1. Yes, and because it's sometimes just more fun to go with one of those strange side characters. They often act in odd ways and that's good to explore. However, an antagonist is perfectly fine.

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  5. Kathy's mother Sara. We'll see one reason Kathy can't go with Robert.

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