After yesterday’s fun discovery, I created a family of new filters to try.
Stream of Consciousness Saturday
Today’s #SoCS prompt,”black, gray, and white,” inspired me to take some rich black and white photos with my new filters. It changed how I perceived the shapes. I was more attracted to juxtaposing different shades of brightness and searching for depth.
Shooting these filters in the mirror world was a very different experience. I’m glad this prompt inspired me to try it.
November PAD Chapbook Challenge
Today’s prompt is to title a poem “(blank) You.”
have taken the first bite
(not to be polite)
and have not been poisoned
have crossed the threshold
and found safe haven
have stepped into the unknown
and not been devoured
have leapt and fallen
and not been broken
have immersed yourself
but not drowned
have put your hand in the fire
and not been burned
have put your head in the lions jaw
and not been bitten
have experimented and proven your hypothesis
that you are rubber and all others are glue
have left decency behind
and faced no consequence
we can follow without fear
the world demonstrated
and made plain
I have to admit I’m glad I decided to start completely from scratch on this novel. Last night during a write-in with my regional ML, I finally reached a scene from the original draft that I liked. However, even though I liked it, I still only kept a couple lines of dialogue. Turns out what I liked about the scene was the secondary character. She never even got a name the first time around, but I want her to have more scenes, maybe turn into a confidant or side-kick. She has a straight-faced dry wit, so she can add comic relief and she is full of inside information that can be useful for my MC.
Today, I’ll take her through my character creation spreadsheet, then brainstorm where she fits into the plot. I also have a new character who is a private investigator. I wrote his first scene last night as well, so I’ll take him through character creation and plan out his scenes as well.