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marlowe1 From: marlowe1 Date: le 30 mai 2003 00:12 (UTC) (Lien)
I think I'm going to end up writing a novel. It was supposed to be a short story, but it's one of those breakup short stories that I was writing a few years back - one of those stories that's supposed to capture the bitterness and longing of a relationship ending. Only I wrote too many of them and one of them I got right so I don't feel like it.

So as I write this one I make the guy just a little bit more angry and a little more bitter than usual. In fact he's rather manipulative. And then I'm thinking about the movie Max where a Jewish art gallery owner befriends a young Hitler all the while thinking that Hitler might be nuts and a bit high strung but he'll come around eventually. And I'm thinking about these true crime books where the killer turns out to be an All American Boy. His friends all liked him. Strange stories come to the forefront after the investigation starts - like he yelled at a woman he was flirting with after he saw her earrings, or he was dancing with a girl and suddenly called her a slut and stalked off. Later on it is revealed that he's been raping and killing women.

Now - put these together. Breakup. Guy is sad but dealing. Guy meets people and his attitude is revealed little by little while he begins breaking taboos (stealing, voyeurism) until you realize that he's not a sad guy that needs a little time, he's not even a jerk, he's a full-blown psychopath serial killer.

And as you finally realize how awful this main character is - he gets back together with the girlfriend that broke up with him. She takes him back because she thinks that he's changed - when really his change is that he's become more bold about his killing.

That's what I think is going to happen. I might just keep writing it and let it become a rather long short story about breaking up and loneliness - but I'm feeling very excited with the serial killer possibility. Right now it could go either way. I like that tension in the writing. I haven't decided if it's going to be a standard breakup story from the perspective of a jerk - or a serial killer story that sneaks up on the reader.

And to think I was just about to brush off War Tale and finish that one (that's the one about the family of Druids that has to rebury their grandmother every 5 years lest she come back and start eating people - I started that one with WWII stories from a guy from my Synagogue - he tells really weird ones, like ones about a sabateur that was planting bombs on airplanes to explode on take-off, who was executed without a trial) but it might have to wait.

All this and I still want to go back and finish up Let's Live Suddenly Without Thinking - the last two chapters were finished when I was in a bit of a guilt-ridden phase and even though I like the Moses figure killing the Christ figure in a kung fu battle, I think I need to rework it.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 30 mai 2003 03:13 (UTC) (Lien)

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Wowsers. You have some pretty spiffy ideas there, mister. Makes my stories seem fairly, ahm, tame. Heh.
marlowe1 From: marlowe1 Date: le 30 mai 2003 16:03 (UTC) (Lien)
Just keep writing. Keep reading. I'm rather worried because I know too much about this one. That never works out. Unplanned books work the best in execution.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 31 mai 2003 19:09 (UTC) (Lien)

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how sweet it is, the writing and the.... writing. and drinking tea, and smoking, oh how i miss it....
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