Category Archives: Own Work Friday
Clones, or mirror characters, reflection characters, variation-on-theme characters, are characters who highlight, through comparison and contrast, aspects–especially thematic aspects and stakes–of the main character. Let’s see if we can develop some clones for a couple of the one-liners we’ve got going: Continue reading
Designing Principles can come instantly, along with the initial idea. But often they are hard-won. If they come at all.
I considered trying to come up with a designing principle for one of the two premises we developed last week, but… I’ve got nothing. The only made-up designing principle I can offer you is this… Continue reading
When I was working on these posts, I had a dream. (I know! I’m now in the inspired-by-a-dream club. *Here’s waving at you Ms. Meyer!* Now if only my dream will likewise elicit a license to print money….) In my dream, I was a kid in the back seat of the family SUV, driving north on I-5 somewhere in Washington state. I looked to my left and there! I saw it! Continue reading