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