My partner-in-life, Betsy, went into the resort’s ultra-chic coffee bar for her Christmas morning fix. I ran in after hearing ringing laughter. Her ‘Christmas moose’ cover-up, was the hit with the two Christmas elves, also guests there. I’m thrilled that I had a real camera. My much more expensive smartphone washed out most of the resort photos. Lesson learned. If photos are important, bring a cheap camera. I forgot to get permission to publish the Elves’ names, so they remain anonymous, except in my fond memories. They were more fun around the pool. Those tales remain behind zipped lips.
In the @gullickwriter fiction workshop session at @WritersLeague #writingworkshop17 it was the turn for Matryoschka Daughters to be work shopped. Lots of hot tips on how to make it readable. Anticipate months of fun. And yes, an earlier version was so controversial that one workshopper claimed and boycotted the time it was up being work-shopped. No, I took nothing out. Just re-re-re-wrote it to avoid, hopefully, words that caused the outburst. enough about me :} @gullickwriter quotes: Both sides need an agenda. Should be in all dialog. Amp tension via haptic senses, short senses, find the one odd thing in the scene or person if you are stuck, stop, get out a clean sheet of paper and write 10 obstacles for your protag. Even silly ones work to unstick Find the emotion in every scene cheers!
What would I do without a brag sheet, aka, About Me? I presumptuously write relationship novels and short stories that use Science Fiction tropes and memes, with a soupçon of literary fiction. I’ve had the good fortune to have had artists worldwide respond to the themes and characters of my excerpts. This one is from a Spanish Artist. I have had others from exotic locations such as Scotland, Anchorage, Brussels.
Were we ever there? A twist on belly button gazing. Here is a discussion started by mitch haynes, and my mangle of it, while not #amwriting Mitch Haynes >> I’ve always wondered about the backstory of #Gilligan’s Island.
The heroine of all four novels, Sarah Beth Merk, is complex, exasperating, silly, deliberate, cold, warm, a killer, a savior.
My short stories form two Universes: Solipsism and Second Act.