Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sometimes when I’m going about my day, mini-scenes pop into my head. My Muse is having a lot of fun with me lately. Anyway it happened again today so I decided to share. She feigned sleep, her hand under the pillow as he laid next to her. “I love you” he said “And I you” he kissed her, she plunged the knife into his heart. I’m thinking that he cheated or abused her in some way, and this was payback. Or she’s an evil black widow that married him for his money and was now set for the kill. He picked up the phone on the first ring; “Hello” he rubbed the sleep out of his eyes. “Who is she?” demanded the anguished voice of his wife. He turned perplexed to see his wife asleep beside him. This one has the feel of the paranormal. How could his wife have called him when she’s sleeping next to him? The voices spoke to her, she knew what to do. The dagger lay heavy in her bag. He let her in; she felt the cut, her head fell to the floor. The paranormal strikes again. Obviously, the voices were telling her to kill him but he killed her first. I wonder if it was the same voices that were speaking to the both of them. This one is about 140 characters.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Give me a second while I put on my lab coat…
The first thing I did was research on Google and all the answers relating to Love were drowning in formulas like this one – boring!
Not what I had in mind. So, I kept trying. I asked myself “What do people need to feel love for another person? Hmm…
So, I looked up the definition of Love: a strong positive emotion of regard and affection.
What do you need to evoke a strong positive emotion of regard and affection? Well, there are different attributes that people look for in a partner. Some of those are:
• Physical attraction or chemistry – How “hot” you find him/her
• Commonality – all the wonderful things you and you’re special someone have in common e.g.: music
• Understanding – you really get what the he/she is about
• Appreciation - for their qualities, the little things he/she does for you, accomplishments, etc.
• Security – feeling safe whether by physical protection, financial stability or both
• Affection – expressing fondness via words, touch, etc.
• Sense of humor – he/she makes you laugh
• Compassion – sympathetic of others
• Respect – he/she treats you with esteem and dignity
• Trust – you can rely on him/her
• Honesty – truthful
But I’m thinking that based on chemistry, a new can of worms is opened, like lust and sexual compatibility. Questions arise like is he/she a good kisser and then it gets too complicated. Although, these traits should not be at the forefront, they do impact on how a person feels for another and whether they’ll fall in love or not. So I have to consider them.
I used the basics of numerology to determine the number value for each of the attributes mentioned. In the case where two attributes had the same numerical value I added the first letter of that attribute as an identifier e.g.: 7h is the value of HONESTY.
After all my calculations I created the Love Table of Elements. By referring to this table, you can identify the numerical value of your relationship or the total numerical value of attributes you’re looking for in a partner.
Friday, March 18, 2011
First and foremost, I want to say Thanks to:
• Paulette Bennett: Screenwriter, Novelist & good friend. She was the very first person to encourage me to write; who believed in me even when I didn't, and still does. Thank you Paulette.
• Joyce Pillot: Friend and Beta Reader. Joyce is always willing to put her work aside and make time to read the latest chapter of my novel or Flash Fiction I've written. She connects with the characters and always asks me to write more! Thank you Joyce.
• Tom Newsome: Friend, Beta Reader and Copy Editor. Tom is my guy-best friend and has been there for me for a long time. He listens to my ideas, counsels me when I'm not sure in which direction I should go with my writing, and edits my work helping me make my writing stronger. Thank you Tom.
• Melissa Cohen: Friend. Melissa is very practical in her approach when it comes to me and my writing. When I cry that I have writer's block, Melissa says: “Don't stress about it. Just Write”. When I complain about plot or characters and what to do, Melissa says: “Write, just write. Stop stressing. Write about your day. Whatever you do, just write”. Thank you Melissa.
• Maria Holland: Friend, Avid Reader. Maria is a good friend who sends me e-mails with words of praise and encouragement. She appreciates a good story and I’m happy that she likes the ones I write. Thank you Maria.
All of you have consistently been supportive of my writing and I’m glad you’re all in my life.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I’m playing around with words today. Don’t know why - guess I’m bored. Anyway, I’m typing away at the office doing routine work stuff and random words popped into my head. tea, lush fields, nature, tepee, Native American, shaman, sweat lodge, spirit walk I don’t know how I went from tea to spirit walk but I cleared my head and focused on work. The girls at the office are chatting away about bowtie pasta. So... pasta, pasta salad, Italian, Venice, masquerade ball, gowns, leather masks, masked man follows me with his eyes… It’s interesting how one simple word can start to snowball accumulating other words along the way and evolving into what can be the seeds for a story.