Another weekly review of my goals and what has happened to achieve them – Well pretty much nothing!

It has been a week of two halves, good and bad, fast and slow, writing and non writing days.  I did actually manage to write my piece about Survival Conflict, but it didn’t quite come out as I thought it would.  She seemed rather self centred, which was quite unusual as I had always thought of Medusa as a girl who had been wronged, but perhaps it was the betrayal by her beloved goddess that made her selfcentred and focused solely on what the implications were for her life, rather than the situation she was in.  I was pleased with the final product, but alas, I did not get to incorporate any of those lovely words that I had last week.

This week I am going to look at Situational Conflict where Medusa  is struggling with a situation — in this case, the character’s problems involve the interests, problems, ambitions and situations of others and their affect on the character.  The reason for Medusa’s downfall was because of the ambitions of the chief priestess, so this week seems like the right time to write the start of my story – yes, I have been writing it piecemeal, depending on how I feel.  The middle part is pretty much taken care of, just the start and the end that needs work.

I have also started thinking ahead to my next goals – themes.  Last night I had a dream about a hallway that was a portal and stopover for spirits moving from one spiritual plane to another.  The person who lived in the house met these spirits and learnt some life lessons from them as they passed through.  I have a cool title and everything, but I don’t think I will restrict myself to just 4 stories.  This one I think will take me through to the end of the workshop.  But that is next weeks missions.

I won’t be posting my usual Monday Goals thing tomorrow as I have an appointment in town, and I have no idea how long it will take me, so I will try and get something up by Tuesday anyway.  Until then, have fun writing.

Creativity Workshop – Where does the time go?
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6 thoughts on “Creativity Workshop – Where does the time go?

  • June 13, 2010 at 2:34 pm
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    Time does seem to be flying! Glad you are still managing some writing, and learning things about your character along the way 🙂

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    • June 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm
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      Yes, I have learnt a lot about Medusa, but then I knew that she was going to change quite drastically by the end of the story, it was just capturing her in her changes and making them realistic to the reader.

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  • June 14, 2010 at 4:49 am
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    I love the new idea you have of the spirits…hope to hear more developments about it.

    Great job still getting some writing done!

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    • June 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm
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      This has me very excited. I can see it leading to a novel and have written a whole list of themes that I can cover in the stories to go with my theme based writing – Can’t wait! 😉

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  • June 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm
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    Medusa sounds so interesting. Each week we get a peek at a couple more of her character traits. 🙂

    Glad to hear the stories are going well for you! I probably wouldn’t worry about those vocab words if you got the story written. 😉

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    • June 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm
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      Medusa has been a complex character that has been itching to have her story told for centuries – why she chose me, I don’t know, but then I hope to do justice to her stories! Those vocab words were terrifying! I haven’t got as far as this weeks ones, I have been working on Medusa and Teresa’s clash of personalities – and I know why Teresa is being the cow – she recognises a kindred spirit, but the power went to her head!

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