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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

quotation marx.

Dear Reader,

This blog dun gid neglectified.


Because I have been working on dialogue. Boy, is that shit hard to pull off.

The nice thing about dialogue is getting to use fun, lively things like cliches guilt-free, and also spelling out words phonetically.

To practice&learn, have been attempting provocative conversation with library patrons. So many characters. Book-stalking people. I know everything you've ever checked out, and how much you've contributed to your own debt when you fail to return the materials within 1, 3, or 12 months.

So far, the character that generates the most genuine-sounding lines is myself. The challenge is to not make everyone else sound like myself.

This challenge leads to the inevitable hypothetical - what if everyone on the planet was a personality-clone of me?

Thus the world of my little stories is so far rather ambivalent, and hopeful, and at times so isolating.

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