I should be starting the new novel any time now. I've been through the notes and ideas. It's taking shape. I don't have all the details worked out, but then, I never truly do. That's part of the fun of writing, to make discoveries along the way. But I've got enough to go on and thus begin. I expect the pen to be lifted at some point this weekend. I've also been researching based on something one of them said before. It's amazing how a little delving into stuff can lead to so much more digging and items to look up!
I might also fiddle with an exercise I still have from one of the classes I've taken at some point - I'm guessing it's from my days at the Young Master's Constortium for the Arts back in middle school. It's called "Twenty Questions to Ask a Character" by Winifred Madison and it, as can be expected, jumpstarts the traits and "rounded" qualities of the players in one's work. For you see, I am still looking for that one guy's (the blonde) motivation. I'm quite certain of what he does and I'm equally certain there's a good reason. He's just being very secretive. Which is good from a certain point of view, in that the other characters wouldn't be aware of his behavior anyway. He doesn't come into the story for a little while yet. And even though I like to write out of sequence, I'm itching to figure out how to handle and execute the first scene.
I am a fiction writer. Mostly I compose in the Urban Fantasy genre. When asked, I usually liken it to "The Twilight Zone" - extraordinary events emerging in everyday life. I graduated with Honors in Creative Writing from Knox College in 1993. Obviously I also scribble cartoonish drawings.
Here you will find my nonfiction - the place for me to share my thoughts with you, keep you posted on upcoming events and allow me to interact.
If you wish to leave a note, use my cartoon quill and ink.