D-Factor and Story Ideas

Posted on September 27, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

You have heard me write about d-factor before, and I will probably write about it again.  I discovered it when trying to quit smoking.  I do not know how it works, but I know it is “real” though intangible.

D-Factor, or “disruption factor,” shows up whenever I am trying to make a favorable change (I first recognized it years ago when I quit smoking) or am taking on an important new project.  Lately, I have been making a number of important changes, so it has been showing itself at a record rate.

The idea occurred to me that D-Factor could serve as a source of both story ideas and snippets to use in a story.  So, I think I will attempt to find some way to capture them (I say “attempt” because capturing D-Factor would be an important major project and, therefore, D-Factor would attack that).

So, I do not know where this will go, but I think I will give it a shot.

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Writing Partners and Growing Characters

Posted on March 26, 2009. Filed under: Writing-Partners | Tags: , , , , , |

For the first time ever, I have a face to face writing partner.  I have an unpublished novel, and he wants to get started and he looks to me for ideas.  But, I feel like the blind leading the blind.  Still, he forces me to think about what I say and think about writing.  We have been discussing character development.  Working on his characters, I realize that I need to be growing mine again.

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