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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.