Writing: Beating Off the Rust

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Well, I'm writing again. Started with a scene that popped into mind and am just making things up as I go along. No idea whatsoever what this tale is about, or where it's going, or if I'll even bother to finish it, or if it'll even capture my imagination in such a way as to hurl me along in its current. So far, however, I'm interested. In any event, I wanted to write something, to lube and prime the old imagination and beat the rust off my storytelling gears.

At the very least, I rather like the suspicious mood and disquietude of the opening. It provides for a good hook, I think, which is needed in the opening paragraphs of any tale. For no reason whatsoever, I decided to go with Portuguese names for my characters. It'll be interesting to see what sort of trouble Ezequiel, Ovídio, Teófilo, and Zita find themselves in as the tale progresses.

2 comment(s):

Sara said...

Those are not very common names; I'm curious to see what sort of troubles you'll put them through. :) I'm happy you started a new story! :)

g d townshende said...

I did a search on Portuguese names, but what got that started is that I read somewhere — I forget where — the name Ezequiel and I learned that it's Portuguese. My search for Portuguese names was prompted by my wanting to confirm that I had remembered the correct spelling.

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