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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Weird and Wonderful Ways of Writers: With Hana Brightside

A quick recap: last blog entry, I spoke of a conversation with my friend Hana and explained the art of writer role-play. This post is about one of my writer role-play experiences.

Wild and wonderful as Hana and I are, we decided to have our first Skype conversation together and try a bit of a character role-play workshop, where I was Chihiro from my novel Evergreen: A Fallen Star and she was a character from her current writing project; the historical character Billy the Kid. It was an awkward and short lived conversation that was sidetracked by spiders and dinner, but it was totally fun and totally worth it and we're totally going to do it again. 

I do believe that this is one of many examples of the weird and wonderful ways of writers. :) 

Anyone care to share any of their own wacky experiences or tactics? 

- Bonnee 

4 comments:

  1. I love it! Sidetracked by spiders and dinner... Most of the role-laying I do with characters is in my head- which can lead to embarrassing moments when friends walk in on the conversation.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean... or when you're doing it in your bedroom in a house full of people and you get a bit too loud and your mum and her friend who came over for coffee can hear you. This was the first time I've done it with someone else, so the awkwardness was sufficient, but we've tried again since with a much more successful result :)

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  2. What a fun idea! I love it! I bet it helped you really understand your characters better.

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    1. Not only that; I found a lot of the zest for the book which I felt I'd lost from editing it so much.

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