Hotels and Bar Supplies – Ingredients to a Good Story?August 12, 2013 | 4:29 pm | Journal: on writing | 0 comment
How can a writer get good story ideas from hotels and bar supplies, you’d ask?
Well, writers are not unlikely to be inspired by daily things. A closet may become the perfect excuse for mystery or fantasy events, a doll could bring back to old family memories that cross borders with history and drama. And bar and hotel supplies could be the perfect setting for a thriller, or a story revolving around mysterious character who never stops by a city for more than one night.
Looking at Hotel Bar Supplies for setting ideas, you can have that barman in your story who always messes up with colors and decorations and loses his job, only to find himself catapulted into a strange world where things work the contrary way. See what I mean?
When I visited PeachSuit.com for Hotel Supply Online catalog, I found out I could use pretty much anything to develop a good plot, and that sometimes randomizing my plot choices helps. Even simple bar stools can turn into the element that triggers action, new events and an overall move forward of the story.
Narration is an art, but without the real world coming into a writer’s rescue… I’m afraid we all would end up being so boring. :) And there’s no room for boredom in art, isn’t it?
Humble Jobs For A Story’s Protagonist? Yes, Absolutely!February 21, 2013 | 7:11 am | Journal: on writing, updates | 0 comment
What if a character of mine worked for Maid Service Rockville MD or a similar service?
I’m sure you know what I mean.
Humble jobs. Yet jobs filled with love and passion for what people do.
One of my newest fictional characters, Reina Pater, works for a house-cleaning service. Only for some time in her story, but yes, she does. And it doesn’t make her a cybernetic Cinderella.
The cleaning job actually teaches her to be more human-like. She learns what it means to be a human being with all the hopes, sacrifices and dreams involved. She grows as a character and as a person.
In the past, I used to give my protagonists big jobs. They’re important persons in my stories, aren’t them? So why not giving them important jobs, too?
But I was SO WRONG!
Nothing makes a character more approachable, credible and close to the reader than a character who embraces humility in his or her life. Then s/he can grow out of it, but the first part of a story should show some sacrifice on the protagonist’s behalf.
Try it. Then let me know what your readers think.
I’m sure they’re going to fall in love with your protagonist. :)
DealDash – I love it! — Yes, I do.October 8, 2012 | 9:41 pm | Journal: updates | 0 comment
It’s the name of a video review I found on YouTube, and that’s so damn right. I found myself spending more and more time ‘drooling’ after the hundred of daily writing-related auctions that take place every day on DealDash without being able to do nothing with it.
I’m in Italy; DealDash is a USA service. So simple, so bitter, isn’t it?
But a special person in my life came to my rescue. :) I’ll cover postage and she’ll get items for me directly from DealDash (provided that she wins the auctions, of course!).
Take a close look at these two other video reviews:
Now tell me— don’t they make you ‘want’ all that stuff? They do for me.
DealDash.com allows auction winners to save up the 80 to 95% off retail price, which is an awful lot, if you consider all items are new or brand new. If you don’t win, you can still buy an identical item with the “Buy it Now” button and just pay its regular price. Not bad at all; nobody’s going to lose anything that way.
Also, bidders who don’t win will get their bid ‘credits’ back for free, and there’s a 100% money back guarantee policy for all first purchases. That is interesting and honest to say the little. :) A truly risk-free penny auction service.
Have you ever won an auction from DealDash? Please share your experience.