“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.”–Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin)Shelley
“There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot–things are not as they seem.”–Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson’s philosophy about plot aligns closely with mine. What is your attitude towards the subject? Please share in the comments!
“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.”–Max Ernst
“The first draft is just telling yourself the story.”—Terry Pratchett
“Never keep a poem waiting; it might be a really good one, and if you don’t get it down, it’s lost.”–Ruth Stone
In writing and in life…
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”-Louis L’Amour
“The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.”–Arthur Miller
Epic of World Saga is my buddy Kevin’s newest project. Think of it as a modern-day radio serial that blurs genre distinctions, and you’ll get the gist. As a long-time fangirl of 1930s-1950s radio shows, I am super thrilled to be onboard EoWS going forward after the pilot episode.
I’ll be helping out in two capacities, in front of and behind the microphone: co-scriptwriting and voice acting one of the main characters (and an odd villain or two). Working with Kev is always a wonderful, enriching experience; EoWS is sure to be the most fun we’ve ever had. And that is saying a lot, as we’ve been doing this collaboration-thing for 13+ years.
I promise to keep everyone updated on our creative shenanigans. Until next time, please enjoy the pilot episode. Although only a peek into what is coming up, it’s a solo tour-de-force on Kevin’s part.
“An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among the hours.”–Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy