Friday, October 12, 2007

The best advice

I've ever received about writing was this:

Think of the one thing your protagonist would never, ever do.

Then, make him do it.

On a related note:

Think of the one thing you would never ever do again.
I know what mine is.

Acrylic fingernails.

1. Ow. They hurt.
2. I couldn't type. TRAGEDY!
3. I woke up in the middle of the night in a panic, dreaming that each of my fingers were in tiny individual jail cells. And ow! (see #1)

Never. Ever. Again.

What's your one thing?


Bravie said...

The spinny cups at amusements parks. Barfing all over other patrons really does not make one popular.

lights said...

Eat liver. *shudder* It's a texture issue for me.

Hiya Hampstergirl! Congrats on the book. I can't wait to read it!

While I've never tried acrylic nails, I have a feeling I'd feel the same way you did. I have a wonky fingernail on my right pointer finger that I'd love to cover up but I think it's going to just stay wonky.

augie said...

Hi ya! *waves to Lisa*

Skydiving. The horrors! And don't think I'm going to be doing it any time soon.


Lynn Sinclair said...

As a public service, I will never again wear a bikini.

Sasha said...


Too heavy? Hmmmm.

I'm having trouble thinking of something else :(