clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Running Up That Hill

The next part of the song goes "with the hounds of love." Kate Bush, "Hounds of Love." Appears on the Album Hounds of Love.

I went to gathering of local writers today and put the touch on a fellow for a little help and perspective. He gave me the push I needed and a clue. I'm delighted.

Now, the story might still be horrendous but I'm not stuck anymore wondering how to approach something in dialogue. So, I owe him. perspective helps.

I'm in the middle of outlining one that has been a bear. Not a real bear: that's another story about an apex predator in therapy. It's one of those suspend-reality bits where some animals - like bears - live among us. Yea, I know it sounds horrendous.  Didn't you read Scrooge McDuck comics as a kid where everyone was a  duck, a bear, a chicken or a dog? Everybody has a grandmother somewhere that would buy them what they did not need.

So, writing away with plot elements dashing about like so many foxhounds. After being stalled for a few days, it feels good to be headed up the hill and so I dash away baying.

I have a copy of Robert Crais' The Monkey's Raincoat here on my desk and I've read a couple chapters. It is an eye-opening experience. I recommend giving it a try. It's got a hook of a different color.

Photo Note:
[ I borrowed the photo. I don't have that many in the pack ( I have one) and needed a plural picture.

If the picture is yours (couldn't find attribution) let me know and I'll send you a Starbucks card.]

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