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#IamWriting

I’m having a writer problem. I don’t think it’s writers block because I can still make stuff up. But I’m unsure there’s much of a plot.   I need a third character who has serious issues and that isn’t happening.

I have one character who hates another character and a different one who doesn’t like her ex-husband and there’s a nurse and a police officer and a bunch of Fed-Ex-like delivery guys.  And a girl named Grace.  A guy named John.  And some other people.

So with that being the basis of the story, I’m sure you’re shocked I have a problem.

But, alas, I do.

So I’m doing what anyone in my situation would do.

I’m watching true crime documentaries.

I watched the OJ show when it was on and then I read and watched all I could on it.  (Okay.  This wasn’t a documentary.  Although there could be a documentary on John Travolta’s eyebrows.  But I watched a bunch of news shows about OJ as well.). (And I watched Oprah.)

Then I watched 30 for 30 Fantastic Lies about the Duke Lacrosse team in 2006.

Now it’s The Staircase.  I just started this.  This is about a woman who fell down the stairs. According to her husband. But police don’t think that could’ve been the case.

I keep thinking I’ll find a disturbing character in one of these shows. And I’m finding disturbing characters. They’re just too disturbing.

Any suggestions are welcome.

And Chocolate.  I need lots and lots of chocolate.

And more shoes.

3 Comments

  1. Megan says:

    How about a character with OCD. Lots of rituals, routines… Or you could write about someone with a shoe fetish.

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Ooh. A shoe fetish. I’ll have to develop one so I can understand my character more fully…

  2. Sibyl says:

    How about a character with shoe addiction who recently sliced her finger off?

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