Writing Can Be Murder

July 21, 2009

Running from my villain

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:53 pm

I’m trying to become a runner (okay, I’ll wait until you’re done laughing to continue)

…waiting….

….waiting…

…..still waiting…

Oh enough already! It’s not THAT funny.

So yesterday I was in the state park where I do my long walks/runs/shuffling and I decided that for my “run” intervals I’d pretend that my villain from my WIP  was chasing me, and when it was time to walk, I’d pretend I’d given him the slip.

(Can you tell I spent a lot of time playing by myself as a child?)

My villain scares me so I actually improved the time on my running intervals — Behold the power of visualization!

Just as importantly I realized that although I’ve been resisting it (duh, if you’re resisting it, you probably should be doing it, doofus) I need to use the villain’s POV.

So I’m happy to report that today I’ll be rolling around in the head of a serial killer –rubs hands together with glee!–

Do you interact with characters while doing day-to-day stuff?

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3 Comments »

  1. Do you interact with characters while doing day-to-day stuff?

    Mostly I tell them to shut up and wait their turns…and occasionally I have lunch with them.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — July 21, 2009 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

  2. Usually I chat with mine while cooking or driving (which is why I’m always getting lost).

    Comment by love2wryte — July 21, 2009 @ 11:26 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve had to ban characters from the car. I got tired of ending up in East Jabib.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — July 22, 2009 @ 4:32 pm | Reply


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