Archive for October, 2015
Exploring the tube… what might your character find? What about the holes, where the light is filtering in? Anyone (or anything) waiting outside them? Is there something to be illuminated by some thing at a special angle (a la Raiders)? What’s at either end of the tunnel? (And how did the character get there?)
Like most casual listeners, I discovered Oasis based on their breakout (in the US) single. But a friend of mine, after hearing that album, had gone back and gotten their first – and would regularly tell me I needed to check it out.
I finally did (a few months later). This track has made it onto 95% of my driving music mix-tape/playlists ever since.
This was taken just down the road from the hotel that housed the Viable Paradise workshop, when I went in 2012. (Follow the link for more info about VP.) I consider this one of the best weeks I spent, with regard to how I approach and understand the storytelling craft (and being a professional writer). This week is the 2015 session, and the group of students are finishing up their week on the island.
I recently heard this song on the radio, and told the Eldest that “this was from when mommy & daddy were in college”. I was wrong. The Gin Blossoms hit while I was still in high school! (Damn, that really makes me feel old, now.) This was their first major single (with a sad backstory… follow the above link for more).