Friday Fun

Stereoscenes by Tommia Wright

It’s less than a week before NaNoWriMo and things are being assembled, story-wise, soundtrack-wise, spinning-wise. Thanks in part to Reisha’s writing workshops, I had the possible seeds to a mystery. Thanks to the Peeps contest at work, playing with cameras, and a  Hitchcock film to work with, the what/when/why falling into place.

The “Where” has been fun, inspired by photos from the blogs I follow, the walks I take, the travels of my aunt. (The scenic tour from the blogs to be shared this weekend).

The details of the “Who’s” changes story after story. I hadn’t realized that I had a character by the name of Rita Fremont enter the picture – she’s engaged to Jared Russell, the photo journalist. Well, I’m enjoying Rita. She’s a world traveler (thank you Linda for the kind gift of the View-Master and pictures above), polyglot, eclectic music/art/literature lover. (One of her favorite groups is Agatha Christie from Russia – da, they’re real, and great.)

This morning, Rita shared with me her sense of humor (yes, I know it’s dangerously odd to say characters ‘talk’ but how else to explain the voices in one’s head?). Jared’s first visit to Rita’s place leads to the following introduction:

Rita gestured to the motley crew. “Meet the furry four- Fig, Isaac, Juice and Wayne.” She saw the confused look on his face then added, “You’ll figure it out.”

(Sigh) It could be that such a silly detail seems funny when stirring from sleep. Then again, it’s in that in-between moment that quirky (or quirkier?) things/ideas can be found.

Are you going to try NaNoWriMo? Are you more stabilized and sane as to how you start up your stories or steer your ideas? Any scenes/photos/artwork that inspire you to ‘step in’ and explore?

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2 Responses to Friday Fun

  1. Mari Collier says:

    No, I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. Characters talk to writers all the time. I don’t make up those stories. Someone is telling me them. It’s quite normal, although there are those that say it is a mark of insanity. Piffle!

  2. tommiaw says:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one fighting the label ‘insane.’ (smile). The fun thing about Fall (and the nomadic/abnormal November) is that my mind is swirling with ideas the way the wind tosses about the brown, golden, red and orange leaves.

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