clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Friday, November 23, 2012

Potential - and promise

I've had to shelve a story I wanted to write because I don't feel I can write it yet. Sad, but true. I've moved on to other bits.

The plots are not too difficult for me to craft. I like plots. However, it is the characters that must drive it for me. Without being able to place the characters in precise starting positions I am unable to proceed. I can bend from plan once I am going but I have to know "first positions" and be comfortable with them.

I'm doing a little fun work now. I am killing four characters slowly of cold and hunger. They're in good spirits about it. That helps.

So, a plot illustrated to the right as a seed: a pine cone in this picture. In the snow, it doesn't look like it has hope. It does.

That's today's snow, too. Glorious snow.

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