Shaking things up
The question of course is how? What can we, as the writers, do to make things a little more… interesting? Surprising?
I have an idea (and how fortunate, explaining the idea will take up this week’s column – I know, I’m a cheater…).
Next week is the first Sunday of the month, so I thought, perhaps every first Sunday of the month I’ll turn things over to you guys, after a fashion. How about a question and answer session? You guys ask a question, and I’ll give you an extended answer.
Just leave your question as a comment to my posts, or contact me through my website – you can use this contact form – and ask me anything.
Now, so far, so mundane. Yawn, is what you are thinking. Did I forget to mention? You can ask me anything, and I’ll answer. But you can also ask any character I have written about anything too, and they’ll answer. And let’s make it a challenge, shall we? If you don’t want to ask me, or any of my characters a question, then ask any character a question, and I’ll try to answer your question as that character.
We’ll try it once, first, to see how well it works. If you’re going to ask any character something, then I would ask that you make it someone reasonably well known, or public domain – I might only have a few days to try to figure out the character enough to answer.
So, let’s give this a try. It could backfire horribly, or it could be a lot of fun. Either way, we’ll find out, but in order for it to work, I’m going to need your help.
So get commenting!