12 January 2015

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Leonardo da Vinci's famous last words were: "I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have." Does your character feel the same way?

As with other Quotation Saturdays, answer as you see fit - a drabble, a story, a character reaction, a picture, or anything else that comes to mind for your character.
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It's that time again - Roleplay Sunday, where you let your inner voice out to play and hopefully chat based on a roleplaying prompt. This time around, we'd like your inner character(s) to show us how they respond to being stuck in 'the middle of nowhere', whether because of mechanical failure, isolation, being dropped into circumstances beyond your control, or whatever else might contrive to push your character out of their element. How do they handle it? How do they get out of it?
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There's an old saying that English teachers are overly fond of - "Write what you know." But if we only stuck to the familiar, how would we ever reach the fantastic? A mixture of what we know, and what we can imagine is often the best combination.

Author Tim O’Brien - speaking about his collection of stories, The Things They Carried - tells us about two states of truth -- the happening truth, and the story truth.


Here is happening-truth, I was once a soldier. There were many bodies, real bodies with real faces, but I was young then and afraid to look …

Here is the story-truth. He was a slim, dead, almost dainty young man of about twenty. He lay in the center of a red clay trail near the village of My Khe. His jaw was in his throat. His one eye was shut, the other eye was a star-shaped hole. I killed him.


Today's assignment is to take a real life experience you have had, and turn a happening truth into a story truth. Take one of your own real experiences, and figure out how you will turn it into part of a story narrative for one of your characters.

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