Tuesday, October 20, 2015

#5 - First line and the last lines

This blog post is from Taelah and Ayla:
There are two parts to the blog this time around:

PART #1:

The following people are paired together and you should include the following elements:

New common character: Ethel homeless woman, middle-aged and pushes a shopping cart.

Weather: It's really hot and no air-conditioning in the building.

A paneled van's backdoors open and 6 cans of paint fall out and spill out randomly down Collingwood, Myrtle, Exeter, Ember roads as the truck rolls through the town and basically covers lots of the street.

Bill the Balloon starts selling balloons again but he looks kinda like mummy because of his bandages. Since it's near Halloween, his balloons have that theme going.

Scroll down this list and find your character's name.  Your blog should either start with this phrase, or end with it.

I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun. -Julia S

Thinking something does not make it true. Wanting something does not make it real.-Julian

It kills me sometimes, how people die.- Julia F

I go to seek a Great Perhaps.- Rosemary L.

They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same. - Piper

Books are the best weapon in the world. - Hemson

They say the road is no place to start a family.- Ruby

Everyone makes one mistake - Rosemary V.

We loved with a love that was more than love. Charlotte

I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. - Charlie

It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you.- Lucas

She taught me to play the piano, and what it meant to miss somebody. - Prof. Henry

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. - Poppy

The marks humans leave are too often scars.- Margo

I still believe that people are really good at heart. - Ms. M.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. - Diane

Silence is so freaking loud. - Jasper

Us and them, and after all, we're only ordinary men. - Flora

Sometimes, I don't notice I'm singing. - Aria

I don't even know my name yet.- Adeline

Get busy living, or get busy dying. - Lennon

You may almost forget the smell of your family. - Joan

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it... Yet. - Brilynn

I’m a victim of my symptom, I’m my own worst enemy. - Lydia

I want these words to make things right but it’s the wrongs that make the words come to life. - Mattheus

I’m losing the feeling of feeling unique. - Lucja

Rosemary V/Aria
Ms. M/Flora
Julia S./Brilynn
Hemson/Prof. Henry
Julia F./Rosemary L

Thursday, October 8, 2015

#4 - What had happen was...

This post is focused on a particular situation that your character finds him/herself caught-up in.

  • You can have a limited interaction with the other character if that interaction would not fit very well in your story
  • Think about how this situation is going to tell us something new(character development) about your that we didn't know before.
  • Engage with your surroundings.  Include things from the neighborhood that will help place your character and build the overall storyline.
  • Feel free to add new group characters
  • Careful with sentence structure. Keep it varied.
  • Since the dead girl is part of the narrative, how much of that story is important to your character?
  • Can knowing what happens to other characters this week help in your character development?

Joan/Julia F.
Aria/Julia S.
Lydia/Rosemary V.
Prof. Henry/Rosemary L
Ruby/Ms. M

Jasper -gets a job, but loses it.
Joan- sees the ghost of Stanley Collingwood
Lucja -  gets a threatening letter in the mail
Aria -  falls in the lake
Rosemary V. - kidnapped and taken to the back of The Ivory
Ruby - buys something at the thrift store and finds something disturbing in a pocket
Poppy - falls out of the window at Collingwood Heights and is injured
Diana - has a near death experience
Prof. Henry - saw something that may or may not be real
Ms. M. - finds a clue about the dead girl, Alice
Lennon - gets temporary amnesia
Lucas/Julian - get stuck in elevator
Charlotte - wins the lotto of $1000 dollars, but loses it
Hemson - gets arrested
Lydia - gives money to a homeless woman and she tells you a prophesy that seems like it might come true
Charlie - sit at the counter of the diner and Bill the Balloon Man starts a conversation
Mattheus - goes to Willow's Psychic sho and you get your fortune told and it is...
Flora - decides to get a tattoo and the tattoo place and...
Julia S. - ducks follow you throughout the day
Adeline - you feel as if you might need some spiritual guidance, so you go to all three of religious spots: Jehovah, St. Mark, and Shalom Temple
Rosemary L. - goes to Sasha's for a mani/pedi and you hear rumors about the dead girl, Alice.
Julia F. - Get stuck on bus 102 for 2 hours.  You are actually stuck on the bus at the corner of Euro Dr. and Ember Lane
Margo - You are included in a text messaging blow-up on your phone from people you and many that you don't.
Brilynn - goes up to the 14th floor and are enclosed in complete darkness and end-up finding a clue about the dead girl, Alice.
Piper - you are in a bowling tournament at the bowling alley and your team members are terrible bowlers and so are you, but have to play at least 4 games in which you lose all of them.