Weird Ideas, Gaming, Goofing, and Writing

If I learned anything in my life, my goofiest ideas are often the most interesting angle I can have on a story, and should write them down even if thy don’t make 100% sense. I have lists of nonsense words I keep just so I can review and use them later, BTW.¬† ūüôā

Yesterday was a slow day where I recovered from the after effects of a migraine, and tried to take things slow. I had a few ideas for some things for the novel and they still don’t make 100% sense, however, maybe they shouldn’t, at the moment.

If given enough time to think on them, I’m sure they will add a nice layer to the story.¬† I still feel I have a LONG way to go with this novel. It never feels right or complete.¬† I need a writing life coach.

Happy creative endeavors.

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Not Too Busy…Yet

Clearly I’ve spent time creating wonderful title. Life happened.¬† In the meantime I took pen to paper to jot down a lot of notes for the story which included character notes, and story lines. I’ll post a few samples below to give you an idea of where I am in my thought process.

  • Does the MC fear disconnecting from people (or the world), and how does he reconnect?
  • How does MC’s business succeed or fail as story progresses?
  • Who stands in opposition of his business?
  • Who wants to invest, control, or partner with him?

I didn’t realize this until I wrote the notes down that two of the antagonist can have stronger ties.

I think the business person I created could be responsible for some, or if not the reason the MC is extraordinary, and demands that this ability is his property or a property of his company.

Since you can’t own a person in this country he’s going to try some underhanded and immoral actions.

The antagonist will use one of the politicians I created to stir up some mess, and conflate issues, and sty to manipulate laws and people to his point of view.  At the very least I can see this playing out over several episodes, and cements a couple more characters for the story.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

 

Busy

When thinking back on yesterday, I was ready to write I didn’t do too much, as I did get busier by the moment. In fact, I did write several thoughts down on characters and situations.

Even looked at an antagonist and viewed him two different ways that intrigued me (possessive/controlling/selfish and acting out of duty/purpose), The first was the initial thought, the second came after contemplating his role, and are all antagonists so predatory?

Well, nothing better than a tragic hero who’s fatal flaw has overridden his senses, AKA tunnel vision, AKA motive.¬† Even if I went all predator it could be depicted as someone who wants to do right, but ends up doing the wrong thing.¬† Internal conflict for the win.

These ideas came after I wrote about writing a horror series and I wrote about a protagonist who was being stalked.  I then asked myself if this would work with a previous concept I was developing.

Also started working back on the TV show concept with the dysfunctional family.  Trying to distill the premise into two concrete sentences. It sounds simple until you try it out.

Man with the abilities to bend space and time creates “do over” business with his dysfunctional family. As his company succeeds, his family and friends relationships implode, and rivals attempt to control or destroy him.¬†¬†

Will eventually replace the word “man” with a character name, and tweak the premise a little more.

© S Raynard Haynes

 

Not Cranky

Ever been in the middle of getting dressed for work, and had this clarity for writing a premise for your story. For those not in the know a premise is a one or two sentence long statement that clarifies any idea you may have. Essentially if you have a good idea, you need to be able to make it into a premise.

That happened this morning. Stopped what I was doing and immediately wrote it down in my Moleskin. FYI having a bound book that you can store ideas within is a good idea. Random sheets of paper get lost too easy.

It felt good to have another premise developed, and added to the list of premises I need to revisit to revise one day.¬† I’ve also been thinking over an older spec pilot script i wrote, now that I have some newer tools to rework it.

Also I’m not cranky today. I think I got enough sleep last night.¬† Woke up feeling like this could be the start of a great day. Also having visions of working and writing.¬† Also had odd dreams, but that’s another post.

As always, happy creative endeavors.

 

Tigress in a Business Suit

 

That’s how I describe my character from a simple idea in yesterday’s post. ¬†She came from a joke I made about a mom who sabotages her son. It was a raw idea that marinated overnight.

I figured mom is angry at her husband- who abandoned her after she had their second child, and this son looks exactly like him.  She took out her frustrations on himРInadvertently or not.

Later in life she thinks she loses him, and then feels guilty that she truly messed up his life, and hers. If she got a second chance, she would be a better person and a mother. She gets her chance, and she does as promised.

I like this character more and more. She fits nicely into a story I wrote down and created a mom, but had no clue who she was and what she wanted/needed. ¬†She’s only one character, so I have a lot of work to do, For the record there are two siblings, and the dad in the story. ¬†Perhaps they will become clearer to me.

That, and I need more off hand jokes to marinate on.  LOL

As always, happy creative endeavors.

Post-Coffee Posting

Last night, I went to bed early for me (12:30) and this morning woke up to an alarm feeling very, very sluggish. My eyes were heavy, I was slow as all get out, and coffee was needed for my future. Opened blinds to get a blast of sunlight, which did not improve my disposition.  It hurt my eyes. I just wanted to shut them, and if I could, go lay back down.

My family was up and about, annoying me with perkiness and questions, like “how are you this morning,” and “hello.” I only replied with a series of grunts and groans. ¬†I got my coffee, and before I could sip, I was pelted with more perky questions. ¬†I really needed them to stop. I’m still traumatized by getting up, and moving about. ¬†Let the coffee work on me.

Finally I felt somewhat awake and was open to communicating with the fam.

For the record I did do some writing yesterday. I am glad that I did. It was some simple stuff I can need to type, but the important thing was that i got myself writing some material. Hopefully I’ll repeat the process today. Pen and paper works for the moment. Better go with the flow.

Happy creative endeavors.

Creativity

Realized I’m my happiest when I’m being creative. ¬†This means I need more creativity in my days to make them richer and better. Perhaps I can create a project list for myself and manage how they are getting done. At least I’ll have things aligned to a particular way for my benefit.

That said, I did some writing in my notebook for the novel yesterday. It’s rough as all get out, and not even in a first draft of a chapter mode. Just me writing, and getting it from head to my notebook, and eventually my laptop/Word file.

Happy creative endeavors.