Sunday, May 18, 2008

Now what

I have to say that finding and discovering characters is relatively easy for me. They just appear. I came up with an idea for a story, that takes several character's views of an event. Poof, I had 11 characters vying for my attention. I have already figured out their approach to the event, how they will deal. This I think will stretch me, because I almost might find writing their voices challenging. They are very different, but I hope their voices don't blend and blur. It will involve some research too (which I love) because they live all over the globe. I am going global!!

I think I have a title too, but that may change.

I have written no poetry except for a few blibs and blabs since April. No surprise, but I have been reading more.

Mostly the classics. My son is addicted to the game Age of Mythology, and because of the actual content in that game, he has been talking mythology non stop. We have been researching all those gods and goddesses which got me reading the classics I already had. Which were not enough. I picked up a copy of The Longman Anthology of World Literature, Volume A: The Ancient World for $4.35 used. Perfect condition I might add. Anyway, I have been drilling through the centuries. I am preferring the Greeks I have to say. Although the beauty of Gilgamesh is unsurpassed, even by today's standards. Or a fabulous translation. Either way, excellent. And now I want to learn Cuneiform script, not that I know a thing about it. But it worked for them.

Have a good evening.

2 comments:

  1. You are so blessed to have your characters come to you!

    Things are looking up ... other alternatives if PC doesn't work out ... thanks for the hugs ...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh I am glad for your news. And you are very welcome, I can't imagine your stress level right now.

    And thanks. I sat waiting for my kids outside their school, and pretty much had the character outlines. 11 in maybe 20 minutes. Colour me surprised!

    ReplyDelete