Let’s Review and Let’s Write! | Moments With Dr. Steve
Moments with Dr Steve – Number Thirty-seven
The Writer’s Covenant – Number Seven
Let’s Review and Let’s Write!
Start your engines…
Characters – primary and secondary characters and bit-players. Your literature and your story needs hearty and gritty and quirky and then meddlesome – characters
Compelling Dialogue – we are going to speak more into ‘how to’ create and build substantive and then driving dialogue as we move through our adventure – for now – listen to how people speak. Hear their intonations. Swill through the filters of your mind their intentions. Listen to what they say, and then, what is not being said
Advancing and/or Avoidance – dialogue has intrigue and subterfuge and then labyrinth baked into its recipe. Your story needs deception – and then it needs – clues on how to properly decode the riddles that you are craftily weaving
Seize by the Neck – your story needs to be so darned compelling that it quite literally seizes your readers/hearers/viewers by the throat and refuses to let go – or let up – or release them from the maze that you wish for them to stay mesmerized inside of
Shock and Awe or Awesome and Titanic! Your true intention – as the story unfolds – persistently swells your reader/viewer/hearer with both awe and then sprinkles of inspiration
Images and Metaphors and Abide – your true challenge is to create these visual arcs and these vivid landscapes and these pastoral meadows that compel your reader/hearer/viewer to linger – linger and then abide
Home – in the end – we creatives – create ambiance and settings where those who consume our work – find homes
On this day, keep plowing.
Never – ever – give up!
We are building a ‘GCC’ – a ‘Global Cultural Conversation’.