Thursday, April 17, 2008

And you are ...?

My new writing project that will become my MFA thesis (I'm going for a spooky post-apocalyptic vision) started breathing a couple of weeks ago. I was home, visiting the folks in the Midwest, and it wasn't my main character that awakened first, but a secondary character. I had mentioned this character in passing during the protagonist's monologue about her childhood and didn't expect to see much of her ... but, there she was. She just kind of showed up and started interacting with the protagonist. Suddenly I had interaction, movement, juxtaposition. On the surface, these aren't two characters who would associate with one another, but similarities in the undercurrent are starting to surface.

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